An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker.
A murder in the past. A mystery in the future.
I didn't know what to expect with Edgar Wright's latest movie, but I didn't expect it to be that unexpected.
Technically, it's a brilliant movie. There are a lot of reflection magic and some in-camera swapping you'll be wondering how they pulled it off. Anya Taylor-Joy lives up the 1960s and Thomasin McKenzie as the quiet girl coping with the big city of London for the first time. Matt Smith's character is very surprising, but he plays the role well.
It starts off very lighthearted but half-way through descends in to a very dark place. The fantasy of becoming a singer is replaced with the horror of forced sex labour. The story has many twists and turns and keeps you guessing throughout. Although one of the twists fell flat, the rest worked really well.
Overall it's a good movie, it has high production values, solid all-round performances throughout and a dark and twisted story which doesn't hold back. It is a polarising movie, some will absolutely hate the change of tone, but if you let the movie take you for a ride you'll thoroughly enjoy it.