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Oh, The Horror! 'The Perfection'

A Movie Review

Music is a serious profession. If you want to play perfection, you need to learn to be perfect. Perfection is frightening for some, and a mistake can make you pay, dearly.

Why Am I Watching This?

In all honesty, the little clip Netflix shared with me sucked me right in. It helped that Allison Williams is in it and Marnie was one of my favorite characters on Girls.

As I started watching, I wanted to know a little bit more about what I was getting into. My research led to articles about people saying the movie made them physically ill... I read this as I was stuffing my face with popcorn. I, momentarily, second-guessed my movie choice. Then, I remembered that people are wimps, and I am the Queen of Horror Films, so I kept at it.

I am NOT a fan of vomit, in real life or on the screen (small or large). There is puking in this movie (a few instances of it). I was able to deal with it. It wasn't overly done and overly graphic (aside from one scene).

The Movie

*Spoiler Alert*

I'm not going to try to give too much info away about the movie, I don't want to ruin it for you, but I may give away a random plot point.

The movie is about cello players. It's about abuse, obsession (maybe a little bit), and about one woman taking a strange path to save another. Then there are some horror elements laced in there that will make you second guess every person you've ever let into your life (OK, maybe not that dramatic, but this movie is pretty crazy).

There's blood, puke, bugs... so if you're not OK with that; you probably shouldn't watch this movie.

What I Really Thought About 'The Perfection'

The first 35 minutes of the movie was an awesome trip. It kept me glued, and I was sure I was going to absolutely love this film. Things changed a bit after that.

There are a couple of times (at least) where the movie rewinds and takes you back to a different perspective of what you already watched. I thought this was an interesting feature, but it also took some of the horror out of the story (in my opinion).

While I started to get a little distracted halfway through the movie, I was still enjoying what I was seeing (though I was less excited about it).

Allison Williams, Logan Browning, and Steven Weber portrayed their characters amazingly. The plot twists were well-down.

The only thing I genuinely didn't like was how it ended. I'll let you watch it and see for yourself... I mean, it was an interesting ending... I just felt like it was a little anti-climactic. I like my horror film endings dramatic, this was calm. It definitely wasn't what I expected the ending to be like, so I give the movie makers props for that.

Check out the trailer for 'The Perfection'

Some of the best parts of the movie show up in the trailer (that's kind of a rule, isn't it?).

Final Thoughts

I don't feel like I wasted time watching this movie. It was kind of cool and had some interesting notions. I always like a good twist, and while I saw the big one right before it hit, I still smiled when it happened.

I loved the trippy parts. It has cringe-worthy moments and a few minor moments that might put you on the edge of your seat. It's worth a watch if you like psychological horror and you're looking for something to make it worth paying for another month of Netflix. I'll probably check it out again in a year or two.

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