Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe
Director: Neil Jordan
Screenplay: Neil Jordan & Ray Wright
Duration: 108 mins.
A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn't think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is 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 charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta's life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award winning director Neil Jordan ('The Crying Game', 'Michael Collins').
Jordan contrives to make Huppert’s mere presence in the frame almost absurdly frightening, and Huppert compounds the fright with elegant comedy, so that while the movie is impossible to take seriously, it’s also hard to resist, like an unattended bag on the subway that’s just begging you to look inside. New York Times
Huppert pulls out all the funny-scary stops playing cat to Moretz's mouse. Rolling Stone
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