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(2021) (Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy) (R)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Heavy
Tense Family Scenes Mild
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme

Thriller/Horror: A young woman's love of all things related to 1960s pop culture turns into a nightmare as she finds herself playing the part of a singer from that era whose dreams of stardom were replaced by something bad.

Eloise Turner (THOMASIN McKENZIE) is an older orphaned teen who lives in the English countryside with her grandmother, is enamored with all things related to the 1960s, and dreams of becoming a fashion designer, no doubt influenced by that bygone era. Fortunately for her, she has been accepted to the London College of Fashion and moves into the dorm, only to learn that she's not a good fit with her roommate, Jocasta (SYNNOVE KARLSEN), and her band of fellow mean girls.

Accordingly, and despite finding a friend in classmate John (MICHAEL AJAO), Eloise moves out and rents an upstairs apartment from Miss Collins (DIANA RIGG), a stern landlord who sees her new tenant as someone like who she used to be, excited to be in the big city and with dreams of stardom. Perhaps that's what sparks Eloise's imagination as falls asleep and ends up walking out onto the streets of London where the movie "Thunderball" is playing, and the Café de Paris is the local spot to be seen.

Once inside, Eloise turns to a mirror and sees herself as Sandie (ANYA TAYLOR-JOY), a young woman with dreams of becoming a star and whose looks draw the attention of Jack (MATT SMITH), a self-professed agent who claims he can get her work. When Eloise wakes up, she ends up obsessed with Sandie and does what she can to become more like her, something that draws the attention of an older man, the Silver Haired Gentleman (TERENCE STAMP), who seems to recognize her but doesn't let on how.

Unfazed by that, Eloise is eager to fall asleep and become Sandie again. But as she does so night after night, she eventually realizes her idolized view of 1960s London isn't what she thought or dreamed of, especially when she sees Sandie's dreams seemingly dashed. With things deteriorating, Eloise begins to experience scary episodes in both settings, all of which make her question whether any of it is real or if she's suffering from mental illness like her late mother.

They will if they're into stylish horror films.
For bloody violence, sexual content, language, brief drug material and brief graphic nudity.

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