Indie Gems: The Perfection

You can play it.

Charlotte (Allison Willams) used to be a cello prodigy before she had to quit taking lessons at a prestigious school to go care for her ailing mother. Now she travels to Shanghai to meet the other gifted student who took her place, Lizzie. (Logan Browning) They hit it off immediately, then things go way downhill. 

I've read a lot of positive, but extremely vague reviews of The Perfection before hitting play on Netflix, and for good reason. The less you know about this movie, the better. The only warning I'll give you is not to eat anything while watching it, especially if you have issues with seeing people vomit on screen. Because a part of this film has a lot of that. 

I'm pretty blown away by this if I'm honest. The film makes you question nearly every person that is on screen eventually and there are parts of this film I found downright scary. Not in the jump scare way, but in a very sinister, uncomfortable fashion.

Logan Browning is the star for me. Lizzie is easy to like and she shows a lot of range. Allison Williams is fine. This is probably her best performance but I still don't feel like she ever loses herself in a role. She just tries to. 

This Netflix original definitely deserves your attention.

Grade: B

Watched on: Netflix Instant

Memorable Quote: "It's what's expected of us." - Lizzie (Logan Browning)

Comments

  1. Oh I'm so glad you gave it a go! It's so hard to review or even talk about without giving anything away.

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    1. Oh I know. It's like twist upon twist upon twist lol

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  2. I heard about this film. I heard mixed opinions about it but I still hear its interesting. Plus, it's good to know that Allison Williams is trying to do something post-Girls.

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  3. I never heard of it but, not surprised as it’s on Netflix

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    1. It screams Netflix movies but it's one of the better ones

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  4. So glad you liked it! I didn't know anything about this before watching it and man, I had about 10 theories and they were all wrong :D

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    1. Right? Like where did the back half of this movie come from lol

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  5. Nice review! I'm gonna give it a go gearing up for Halloween. :)

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