Directed by: Edgar Wright
Written by: Edgar Wright& Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Michael Ajao.
A Horro/Mystery film created by Edgar Wright, about an aspiring young woman who wants to break through into the fashion design industry, but is able to enter into the 1960s where she encounters a beautiful young woman who is a wannabe singer named Sandie, in 1960s London. But with her visits to the 1960s, Eloise discovers that all that she sees is not what it appears to be and she soon discovers something more sinister and dark appearing.
Upon watching this film, I was pleasantly surprised – as there were a lot of twists and also a lot of dark scenes throughout the movie. It starts off with Eloise getting a place to study Fashion Design in London, so travels from Cornwall to London, whilst vowing to her gran she will keep in contact regularly. Because she wears clothing that is not “present day fashion” and clothes relating more towards the 60s era, Eloise becomes the target of bullying and jealousy at her fashion university, and the only person who accepts her for who she is, is a fellow fashion student named John (Michael Ajao).
Eloise finds herself transported back to the 1960s every night, after renting out a flat by a Ms.Collins, unbeknown to Eloise is actually the woman she sees when forces transport her back to the 60s and she becomes obsessed with this young woman when she finds herself in the body of Sandie, but Eloise soon experiences more nightmares and becomes desperate to rescue young Sandie from the world she has got herself into.
I enjoyed this film, as I have said already, and have been pleasantly surprised, but I have to admit at first, when Eloise was transporting back to the 1960s I thought the young woman, she was seeing and being, was her Gran from a younger age, but this was not the case, which oddly I found more interesting as my mind kept intrigued throughout.
I love the work of Edgar Wright and this was no different, and although its been a few weeks since I have seen this film – sorry for not posting the review sooner, I have been busy working, I do remember how I felt after this film, and I remember really enjoying the constant edge of the seat feeling throughout.
Fun Fact: The ending of the film, when the images of Soho were being shown, this was all taken during National Lock-down in 2020, where Edgar Wright let his followers on Twitter know about this, as it was easier to film scenes, too.
Also, did anyone notice that James Phelps, from Harry Potter, was very briefly in this film?! as the cloakroom attendant near the beginning.. If you blink you would have missed him!
I rate this film 4.5 stars