Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)
August 12, 2022 9:30 PM - Subscribe

When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.

A movie to make you glad you're not in Gen Z! On the other hand, you can't complain that these characters have no goddamned common sense when the bodies start hitting the floor, because that has already been thoroughly established in the film.

I think there's a certain Gaspar Noe influence here, but I've never been able to sit through one of his films, so...
posted by praemunire (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Just saw this and enjoyed it throughout. But, for most of the runtime, I kept thinking: "There are some laughs, but this isn't really a horror-comedy, more a mystery-horror."

And then the end came and I laughed and laughed and laughed. I still laugh thinking about it.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:44 PM on August 13, 2022 [1 favorite]

I suspected the ending, although they did a good job being misleading.

The one note that seemed a little off was the lack of genre-savvy among the young people.
posted by praemunire at 4:13 PM on August 13, 2022 [1 favorite]

(Ha, and now I'm thinking that Max was like, "I hate all these fuckers, I'm going to put them all together and watch the sparks fly," a la the events of Bullet Train.)
posted by praemunire at 4:14 PM on August 13, 2022 [1 favorite]

I know I'm in the minority, but I hated this movie. Haaaaaaaaaaated it. I didn't like anyone in the movie and didn't enjoy spending time with them. It wasn't scary enough to be horror, wasn't funny enough to be comedy, and wasn't mysterious enough to be mystery. It's a giant fail blob made from the corpses of coked-up spoiled zoomers. The reveal at the end was pretty good, but it didn't make up for the previous hour and a half that I was trying not to claw my own skin off from boredom and annoyance. This movie seems to be working for most people, but, wow, I am clearly not in the intended audience.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:02 PM on August 13, 2022 [1 favorite]

For me, I don't think the movie had any interest at all in making you like or root for anyone. It was strictly a matter of setting up their insecurities, resentments, and baggage, then waiting for them to eat each other alive.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:37 PM on August 13, 2022 [1 favorite]

I liked this one a lot. A bunch of movies, mostly recently the middling “Sissy,” have tried to satirize social media, but this one did it well and was actually sharp. Sissy never did more than the obvious and insisted on explaining everything, but this one trusted the audience to get the joke without being elbowed in the ribs.
posted by holborne at 8:46 PM on November 26, 2022 [1 favorite]

I really liked it, but like Succession, I think it really depends on how much you're willing to spend time with people you hate just to feast on the drops of schadenfreude that leak out, and whether or not you're happy watching self-absorbed pretentious wealthy asshats roast on a spit of their own making and stoked by the flames of their own narcissism.

I am totally fine in delighting in the suffering of the (fictional) 1%-or-adjacent, and enjoyed the movie a lot, did not see the last 2 minutes coming and thought it was all delightful. Kind of And Then There Were None for the social media set, where the fun is more winding them up and watching them go than the mystery itself, which is either kind of nonsensical (Christie) or non-existent (BBB).
posted by Shepherd at 9:33 AM on October 23, 2023

I liked it, but after Bottoms I'm on a high of enjoying Rachel Sennott as a chaos gremlin.

I spaced out during a whole round of truthbombs that weren't really necessary, and the orgy of social justice language explanations wasn't exactly thrilling. Seemed kinda rote.

I think I had a problem with some of the lighting and camerawork -- or maybe just my degraded eyeballs; it was just often hard to tell what was going on in some of the crucial moments, just too dark or too close in -- not being able to see what it seemed like the film was trying to get me to see.
posted by fleacircus at 11:38 AM on October 24, 2023

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