When you are someone who seems as many movies as I do, you tend to know the path certain movies are going to go. You let the movie play out and eventually, you can figure out what is going to happen beat for beat. Being surprised in a movie is not something that happens as often as I would like it to, which is what makes Richard Shepard’s The Perfection so special. This is a movie that had me shocked and surprised multiple times throughout its tight, 90-minute runtime. It’s a smart, twisted, chilling Hitchcockian revenge thriller with deep themes and enough twists and turns to make your head spin.
The Perfection looks at a troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) who seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star music prodigy of her former school. But once the two meet,
This is a movie that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. It starts as one movie, then turns into another, and then another, and another, and so on. There are so many twists, but nothing ever seems forced and it is all surprising. I don’t want to give any more information about what happens. This movie is a rollercoaster. You just need to strap in, raise your hands, and enjoy the ride.
Through all the fun madness throughout the movie, The Perfection is also a powerful look at past trauma and how traumatic experiences stay with you throughout your life and how they effect you everyday. It also looks at that idea of being perfect and performing perfect and the tole that takes on a person. This makes The Perfection more than just some chaotic midnight flare and makes it a film that is as thought provoking as it is thrilling.
Led by two dynamite performances from Williams and Browning (who is a star in the making), constant thrills and relevant, thought provoking themes, The Perfection is a great film that is near perfection itself.
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