Under The Skin (2013 Film)

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Source: Wikipedia

What is it?

The 2013 science fictionĀ film Under The SkinĀ that was directed and co-written by Jonathan Glazer, was somewhat based on the novelĀ Under The Skin by the author Michel Faber, and stars the actressĀ Scarlett Johansson.

What is it about?

This his how the IMDb describes this movie:

A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland.

However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

Final Thoughts

I think that I first found out about this film several years ago thanks to Grace Randolph when I saw a video on her YouTube channel Beyond The Trailer called:Ā Under the Skin Official Trailer + Trailer Review – Scarlett Johansson : HD PLUS.

The movie trailer looked interesting and it looked like a movie that I wanted to see, there was something about the trailer that I can not describe exactly and there was a dream-like (surreal-like) feel to the trailer, and I wanted to see this movie at a movie theaterĀ but it did not play in my area because it was a limited release film.

Back then I remember trying to find this movie online but I could not, and it was not until many months later that it was finally available for me to watch so I finally was able to watch this film.

This film is not exactly aĀ traditional type film, it seemed more like an art film in some ways, and some of the minor characters in the movie have very hard to understand possiblyĀ Scottish accents and most of those characters who were hard to understand were probably not actors / actresses but were probably people who did not realize that they were in a movie at first.

This is definitely not a film for everyone and it definitely has its flaws but some parts of the film work well, like the all black room which I wish was shown more, and the amazing eerie and somewhat alienĀ music by Mica Levi (Micachu) which really saved this film for me and the music went well with most of the scenes.

Mica Levi (Micachu) deserves more recognition for her amazing music for this film thatĀ helped to save this film, because the musicĀ was one of the best things about this film, here is a good short featurette about the music forĀ this film:

Here is a YouTube playlist of the soundtrack:

This film would be better if some parts of it were filmed again with actors / actresses instead of people who did not realize that they were in a movie at first, if the dialogue for some characters was dubbed so thatĀ you can understand what they are saying, and if it was reedited to be more accessible to a larger audience and ifĀ some new scenes were added to better explain and show more of the science fiction elements of this film.

Even though this film was not what I had expected and it was not as good as I had expected (or I did not like it as much as I had expected) there was still something about this filmĀ that I can not quite describe, it was one of those films where I felt that maybe I needed to watch it again to better form my opinion of how I really feel about this film and that maybe I will like the film better if I watch it again, but I still have not watched it again yet.

Here is Chris Stuckmann’s review of this film:

The end,

-John Jr

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3 thoughts on “Under The Skin (2013 Film)

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    1. Hello True George,

      Yeah, it is kind of neutral and grim and is definitely not a film for the average viewer from what I remember, but I will have to probably watch it again one day in better quality with headphones this time.

      Thank you for commenting,
      -John Jr

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