Unexpectedly, as the days pass by swiftly and the random apparitions become more frequent, Maureen will start to receive strange text messages from an unknown sender who seems to know a lot about her, but in the Written by Nick Riganas. I watched this movie, knowing very little about it beforehand, and I was left baffled by how anyone could make such an interesting premise result in such a mundane and tedious film.
We get overly long shots of Stewart riding her Moped, shopping for clothes, dealing with her "friends", and smoking. So much damn smoking. When things do happen, it is poorly executed and reminiscent of a film students first project. The film does not know what it wants to be; a horror movie, a ghost story, a murder mystery, a drama, an art film. It tries to be an amalgam of all of these genres and fails handsomely at every single one. I just don't understand how this can happen. The director is competent, the script was serviceable if a bit simplistic, and the acting was not awful.
How can these elements which would work in any other movie fail so incredibly in this one?
One scene in particular stood out to me that describes this entire movie; Stewart's character is on a train on her way to London from France. She is receiving text messages from an unknown sender, and the exchange goes on for like 10 minutes. She moves from cart to cart, exchanging high school level texts messages with someone she does not know, and this goes on for 10 whole minutes.
Who really wants to see 10 minutes of someone text messaging? It's poor film making, using technology to excuse a lack of creativity. It's the worst type of film making, and while this film is not awful, it really does not deserve to be seen by anyone. It is just not worth it. Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.
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You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Maureen video chats with her boyfriend Gary Ty Olwin , who is on a contract job in Oman. At Kyra's apartment, Maureen meets and talks with Kyra's lover Ingo Lars Eidinger , who tells her Kyra is planning to break up with him because she is afraid her husband will discover their relationship. Maureen spends another night at Lewis's home and has another encounter with the spiritual presence, which turns on house faucets.
She asks Lewis to talk with her, and discovers that her artwork has been scratched out. A specter of a woman appears and flies through the house before vomiting ectoplasm and disappearing. Maureen flees from the house.
On her way to London to pick up clothing for Kyra, Maureen receives a series of text messages from an unknown number, which she suspects is her late brother Lewis. The sender toys with Maureen, and encourages her to try on Kyra's clothes, which she has been forbidden to do. The sender also leaves her a room key for a hotel. When she visits the room, no one is there, but when she checks at the front desk, she discovers the room is booked in her name and has been pre-paid in cash.
After picking up jewelry for Kyra, Maureen returns to Kyra's apartment, where she discovers Kyra has been murdered. She is questioned by the police, who ask about the location of the jewelry. Later, Maureen discovers the jewelry is in her apartment. The unknown texter demands she return to the hotel room, which she does, with the jewelry.
After a while, the hotel elevator on the floor where Maureen visited opens up and closes, but nobody is in it. The elevator goes downstairs, and also opens and closes, but again, no one is seen exiting the elevator. The camera follows to the hotel lobby, where sliding glass doors open and close, as if someone is exiting the hotel, but no one is seen. Ingo later leaves the hotel room, and is confronted by police. He shoots one officer and attempts to escape. However, he is arrested and confesses to murdering Kyra.
Maureen meets Lara's new boyfriend Erwin, who was friends with Lewis before his death. They discuss Lewis, and they speak about the possibility that Lewis's soul is still present. As Maureen sits in the garden, a wind stirs, and Lewis's ghost appears behind her in the kitchen, with a glass.
The glass falls to the floor. Maureen cleans it up and explains to Lara that perhaps Erwin left a glass on the edge of the counter. Maureen travels to Oman to visit Gary, who has gone into the mountains. Shortly after her arrival at the house in the mountains, she hears a noise in an adjoining room; she opens the door and finds a glass floating in the air; it falls to the table and shatters in the same manner as the glass at Lara's house.
She asks the presence a series of questions, accepting single disembodied thumps as affirmative responses. She receives silence in response to her twice-repeated question, "Lewis, is it you? In May , it was announced that Olivier Assayas would be directing the film, from a screenplay he wrote, with Kristen Stewart starring.
He wrote it for Stewart as the star, as he had worked with her in Clouds of Sils Maria. Charles Gillibert produced the film under his CG Cinema banner. Principal photography began on 27 October in Paris, France for two weeks and then moved to Prague, London, and Oman. It was released in France on 14 December Personal Shopper received generally positive reviews from film critics.
The Guardian awarded the film five stars, calling it "uncategorisable yet undeniably terrifying". Scott of The New York Times wrote the film is "sleek and spooky, seductive and suspenseful. It flirts with silliness, as ghost stories do. And also with heartbreak. The site's critical consensus reads, " Personal Shopper attempts a tricky series of potentially jarring tonal shifts with varying results, bolstered by a performance from Kristen Stewart that's impossible to ignore.
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