I feel in control.
Hunter (Haley Bennett) is a newly pregnant stay at home wife. Her husband, Richie (Austin Stowell) as his name suggests, is super rich and also very controlling along with his parents. (David Rasche and Elizabeth Marvel) As they consume her life, she begins to compulsively swallow random objects around the house in order to regain control.
Frankly, Richie and his family are lucky that all Hunter felt compelled to do was swallow marbles and batteries and not meticulously plan their murders, chop them up into little pieces, then hide them in the walls. They are the worst. You are never for a second on anyone's side but Hunter's.
This film is hard to watch at times. It's almost body horror, watching Hunter swallow something like a thumb tack. But those moments are thankfully spaced out quite a bit, and the rest is filmed with easily the most gorgeous cinematography I've seen all year. The production design is also stunning. Everything is so neatly placed and aligned. Writer/Director Carlo Mirabella-Davis doesn't leave a lot of this open ended. We get our answers for why Hunter starts doing this eventually.
Haley Bennett is wonderful in this role. She's so child like and innocent, yet you can see so much pain in her eyes. It's a brilliant performance.
Swallow is currently available to rent on VOD (in the U.S, at least) It's definitely worth the $6.99 rental price.
Memorable Quote: "I'd like to keep this private." - Hunter (Haley Bennett)