Movie Review Horse Girl
Monday, 10 February 2020 | Admin
1hr 44m Drama
Directed and produced by Jeff Baena, from a screenplay by Baena and Alison Brie. It stars Alison Brie, Debby Ryan, John Reynolds, Molly Shannon, John Ortiz, and Paul Reiser.
Sarah a shy and awkward woman slowly losing touch with reality as she begins to believe that she is a clone of her grandmother. She loses time, sleepwalks, and has disturbing dreams, which she believes is a product of an alien abduction. The movie follows her spiral downwards, with flashbacks into her traumatic past.
Watch out for:
The same exact shades of two colorus (blue-grey and peach) are used throughout. Blue-grey is when Sarah is feeling more lucid, and peach when she is less lucid.
Horse Girl holds an 60% approval rating on review website Rotten Tomatoes
IMDB Metascore (Critics) Rating 6.5/10 (Between 5-8.8)
The Hollywood Reporters John DeFore rated it 7/10 and wrote:
"Whatever exactly is going on (a misguided few will debate the literal meaning of closing scenes), the film is more serious than it appears; though odd and not for everyone, it's an ideal vehicle for Brie, using qualities she's displayed in excellent small-screen roles as an entry point to disturbing inner states"
IMDB User Rating 5.9/10
"Felt slightly unfinished/incomplete. Maybe a short film concept instead"
"Quirky Indie Movie meets Surreal Odyssey"
"I liked it! But didn't feel finished"
"Not for those who like easy answers"
MGN (Bernard Dinneen) Review
Definitely will not be everyone's ideal watch.
A serious subject to tackle that starts in a lighter mode and progresses and gets darker the more the movie moves on.
It does lose its way somewhat at times and I was very disappointed with the ending.
Alison Brie is superb and holds it all together.
The positives outweigh the negatives just about, but at times difficult to watch.
MGN Rating 6.5/10