Director: Neil Jordan
Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz), a sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends – but Greta’s maternal charm begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems in this suspense thriller directed by Academy Award winner Neil Jordan.
I just love these kind of thrillers, you know the ones in the vein of ”Single White Female”. There’s something about mentally disturbed people that freak me out. The victim Frances is played by Chloë Grace Moretz who makes it very good, but it’s Isabelle Huppert, who totally steals the show as Greta, her performance as the crazy women is just great. Recommended!
The film is set in New York, but was actually filmed in Ireland. Most subway station scenes where the trains enter the station are in Toronto.
This is Isabelle Huppert‘s second time playing a piano teacher in a psychological thriller, having also played one in the thriller La Pianiste from 2001. Chloë Grace Moretz and Maika Monroe previously worked together on the YA film The 5th Wave (2016).
I watched this streaming, but will pick up a blu-ray version A.S.A.P.
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