Indie Gems: Raw

That's one hell of an allergy.

Justine (Garance Marillier) is a young vegetarian who is attending her first year of vet school. Her older sister Alexia (Ella Rumpf) already studies there as well. During a hazing, she's forced to eat raw rabbit kidneys, and Justine learns the hard way that her appetite for raw meat is not easily satiated.

Man, I could never try to be a part of anything that involves hazing. I would've lasted approximately 30 seconds at this school. The minute someone threw my mattress out a window I would've punched somebody in the dick and left. Justine is more determined than me though, so she sticks it out. What she thinks is a severe allergy to the kidneys she's forced to eat ends up being so much worse.

There's something fun about being grossed out during body horror films. That's not a label I expected to use going in but after the gore seen in this it's very fitting. It's not for you if you have a weak stomach. The part that made me squirm the most didn't even have to do with blood. You'll know when you see it.

Mariellier was perfect as this naive bookworm of a girl with Rumpf being her foil as the outgoing sister. I waited a long time to watch this, and it was worth the wait.

Grade: A

Watched on: Netflix DVD

Memorable quote: "I can't. I'm a vegetarian." - Justine (Garance Marillier) 

12 comments:

  1. I've heard so many great things about this. I hope it comes on TV soon. Never do that shit to a vegetarian. Especially if they have a food allergy.

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    1. I know you can red box this and rent it from Netflix. It's definitely worth it. I hope you see it soon.

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  2. Gahhhh! I am uncomfortable about this based on your review but i also really wanna see it!

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  3. It's an intriguing film. It's wickedly good but I couldn't stomach it as a whole. But, it'll leave audiences traumatized in some ways. Phew.

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    1. I'm sure I made some cringey faces during it. There were parts that were just gross. Still loved it lol

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  4. Yeah I can't with this stuff. Bunny kidneys? Nooope.

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  5. Do you think my wife would divorce me if I somehow got her to watch this with me? Sounds like this could be fun...but I'm not too psyched about living in an apartment and sleeping in a racecar bed.

    That said, I never would have heard about this w/o you!! So stoked!

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    1. I'm not sure how I missed this comment - but yeah, Mrs. Two Dollar Cinema probably won't like this one. I think it's an "after she goes to bed" type film. lol

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  6. I LOVED this movie and I'm so happy you did too! I can't wait to watch it again actually. So happy Netflix picked it up

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    1. Same here! I've recommended it to nearly every person I've talked to since then.

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