It is a dangerous and but someway excellent transfer to make use of hit track ‘212’ by Azealia Banks as the primary main needle drop in Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies. The singer has been on the coronary heart of numerous controversies over time: bodily altercations, on-line spats, accusations of racism, and a few extraordinarily misguided feedback about President Putin. It’s the form of unacceptable behaviour that appears proper at dwelling in director Halina Reijn’s sensible and infrequently delightfully unbearable slasher-comedy satire.
Right here, all people is annoying and no one makes good selections, which is what makes the violent chain of occasions unleashed upon these terrible folks simply so rattling enjoyable to look at. It begins when lately sober Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) proudly brings her new girlfriend Bee (Maria Bakalova) to a celebration on the mansion of her longtime greatest pal David (Pete Davidson), introducing an ensemble that features David’s girlfriend Emma (Chase Sui Wonders), their headstrong pal Jordan (Myha’la Herrold), insufferable podcaster Alice (Rachel Sennott), and her newest Tinder catch, older vet Greg (Lee Tempo). It’s instantly uncomfortable, outdated associates shortly realising they only don’t like one another anymore; a (horribly entertaining) night time of petty grievances quickly spirals uncontrolled when precise dying joins the rising checklist of gripes.
“Shiva Child’s Sennott provides a standout efficiency along with her grating, determined narcissism.”
For anyone who’s had the misfortune of spending any period of time on the web these days, this whodunnit feels contemporary for the style however painfully acquainted tonally. Jokes typically hinge on the subversion of social-media buzzwords, actual points mutated into on-line tradition wars: gaslighting, triggering, silencing, secure areas, seasonal despair and astrology-as-religion all get skewered. Or, quite, the social-media tendency to amplify stated points to the purpose that they outline your total persona. “Congratulations, you have a Twitter account!” David spits to Emma —and seemingly berating us, the viewers, for having one too.
There are simply as a lot, if no more, alternatives to chortle at these horrible wealthy youngsters as there are moments of horror. Shiva Child’s Sennott provides a standout efficiency along with her grating, determined narcissism, however the entire group hit the fragile mix of detestability and incompetence nearly completely. The tone may not work for everybody — however the extremes are what makes it so fascinating.
To spend a lot time with such wretched characters would possibly really feel like an excessive amount of, if the movie wasn’t so nicely made. Reijn deploys violence with slick, stylistic prospers, as glow-sticks and telephone torches give the night time a rigidity that’s extra skittish than eerie, and video-game composer Disasterpeace blends soiled pop and twinkling melodies to pump a relentless discomfort into this never-silent night time. Despite the fact that issues will all the time be extra horrible for them than for you, the ability of Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies is to make it really feel like any person actually might be ready within the shadows as soon as the noise has stopped. Being cancelled is dangerous — being murdered is worse.