Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe, Jane Perry
Director: Neil Jordan
Release date: 18th April 2019
Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz) is a young woman, living in New York, sharing an apartment with her best friend, Erica (Maika Monroe). One day while on the way home on the subway, Frances sees an expensive looking handbag left on a seat. Being a good citizen she tries to hand it in to lost property but it’s not open. Looking inside the bag she finds an ID belonging to a lady named Greta. She travels across town to the address and when she reunites the bag with its owner, Greta is over the moon to have her bag returned. She comes across as slightly eccentric but Frances sees some endearing qualities in her and they soon become firm friends. Its not long though before some alarm bells start ringing for Frances and Greta’s story begins to unravel…
If you’re looking for a really great psychological thriller then ‘Greta’ could be the film you’ve been waiting for. It all starts off innocently enough and slowly but surely, we discover more and more about Greta and her past.
Director Neil Jordan’s previous offerings include the incredible ‘The Crying Game’. ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘The Butcher Boy’ and if those are not enough of a track record to encourage you to watch this then I don’t know what is. To be totally honest, I’ve never really taken a shine to Chloe Grace Moretz.. Not sure what it is about her exactly but it’s put me off watching a few films in the past. Watching this with no expectation was actually a great viewing experience. It has everything you want from a thriller; very small cast, with characters you get to know very well from the outset, a great story, twists, turns and surprises all over the place and ultimately the amazing Isabelle Huppert as Greta is a character you’ve waited a long time to see.
If this doesn’t have you looking over your shoulder constantly then you might start after watching this. Seriously, give it a watch!