What You Need To Know - July 14, 2014

Under The Skin: What You Need To Know
by Tom
Tom
by Tom hmv London, Bio hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Under The Skin: What You Need To Know

Scarlett Johansson. In Scotland. As an alien seductress. Need any more encouragement to watch Under The Skin? Okay then, here’s what you need to know…

 

What’s the plot?

It goes something like this: A mysterious woman (we learn she’s an alien quite quickly…) arrives in Scotland to replace another alien, who is now deceased. She spends her nights driving through the streets in a van, seducing lonely men and processing their bodies. But everything changes when she sees herself in a mirror and she suddenly begins to experience human emotion. Things get real complicated after that…

 

Who’s in it?

Scarlett Johansson plays the aforementioned alien and is just about the only big name on the docket. Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) writes and directs.

 

Does it deliver?

It’s cold, it’s stylish, it’s very affecting and beautifully shot, there’s a reason this wowed so many critics. If you’re a sci-fi fan, or you love stripped down indie fare, you’ll find a lot to like in this.

 

Under The Skin is out on DVD and Blu-Ray in hmv stores now.  

Under the Skin
Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer
UNDER THE SKIN Official Trailer (2014)

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