Dueling Baby Mamas.)
Release Date: March 27th.
Written by: David Farr.
Directed by: David Farr.
Starring: Clemence Poesy, David Morrisey, Stephen Campbell Moore, and Laura Birn.
It's hard to talk about this movie and not mention Rosemary's Baby. Of course The Ones Below has nothing to do with Satan or anything, but it certainly feels a lot like the Polanski classic in other ways. Then again, it also feels like something that came straight from the Hitchcock playbook, so I suppose that it would be proper to mention both filmmakers while talking about this movie. And now we have.
|THEY'RE SO HAPPY. FOR NOW.|
|NOTHING CREEPY OR INTIMIDATING ABOUT THEM. NOPE.|
Paranoia and mistrust ensue.
|YEAH, THAT'S ABOUT RIGHT.|
The cast did a great job here as well. We love the hell out of Clemence Poesy, and while she was her usual effective, gorgeous self in this one, she even upped her game to an unnerving level with her performance. The stand-out for us was David Morrissey though. Damn but that man can play intense with the best of them... and then switch on a dime to be sympathetic as hell. What a dynamic actor.
|THANK YOU FOR HER, FRANCE. THANK YOU.|
|YOU COULDN'T CHANGE THE FRIGGING LIGHT-BULB? REALLY?|
|ON A COMPLETELY UNRELATED NOTE, NO ONE GIVES THAT SEXY, "OVER-THE-FORK" LOOK LIKE CLEMENCE POESY DOES. NO ONE.|
|THAT DAMN SCENE...|
|IT'S A PUSS-OFF!|
|CRAZY OR NOT, I'D MARRY HER. I'D MARRY HER REAL GOOD.|
If you dig Thrillers like Hitchcock and Polanski used to make them, then give this one a go.
The Ones Below is playing in limited theaters now, as well as on VOD.
Clemence Poesy and Laura Birn.