At The Movies: Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

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Rating: 3.5/5

Everything is working against ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ when deciding what movie you might want to see over the weekend. Granted, it looks a little tacky and the trailer doesn’t provide a lot of hope.

But while it’s not exactly family entertainment, this horror / whodunit is a really entertaining ride that refuses to take itself too seriously while providing a running commentary on Gen Z.

The film opens with a very passionate kiss (and I mean very) between two young women – almost a declaration from the very beginning that director Halina Reijn isn’t afraid test boundaries with her audience.

Those snoggers are Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) and Bee (Maria Bakalova), the first of a group of friends we meet who are gathering for a house party while a serious storm unfolds outside.

When the group plays a murder mystery game, things take a turn – you guessed it, the game becomes more than just a bit of fun as some real deaths start to mount up.

Along the way we tackle all the big Gen Z issues – led by lack of mobile phone signal, though things do get somewhat deeper than that as mental health and the fragility of relationships becomes part of the conversation.

The pay-off after 90 minutes of blood, gore and a few shocks to the system is a very clever ending that you probably won’t see coming.

See this movie at Hoyts Penrith.

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