Greta [Movie Review]

Greta [Movie Review] | I was tempted to watch the movie after a mutual friend on FB recommended it.  And I watched the movie on the 2nd day of Eid - that's the latest trend of Eid during MCO. 

The review promises a mystery and thriller, so I was so looking forward to watching Greta. 

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Greta (2018) Trivia
  • Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Stephen Rea
  • Directed by: Neil Jordan
  • Produced by: Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, James Flynn, Lawrence Bender, Karen Richards 
  • Production companies: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Lawrence Bender Productions, Little Wave Productions
  • Distributed by: Focus Features
  • Release date: March 1, 2019
  • Running time: 98 minutes
  • Rating: R (for violence and disturbing images)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Box-office: $18.6 million
  • Tomatometer: 60%
  • Metascore: 54%
  • IMDb: 6.0/ 10.0

  • The film is set in NY but was actually filmed in Ireland. The subway station scenes were filmed in Toronto.
  • The original title for the film was 'The Widow'.
  • The distribution rights were bought at the Toronto International Film Festival by Focus Features for $6 million. 
  • The restaurant scenes were shot over the space of a week. By the end of the week, the smell of the fish was so bad it made people need to leave early. 
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Frances, a young girl who works as a waitress in New York City is still mourning the death of her mother. She lives with her friend, Erica while trying her best to maintain a healthy relationship with her workaholic father. Erica lives her life care-free and wants Frances to live the same. 

One day, Frances finds a purse on the subway and brings it home. She find the owner's ID inside it and goes searching for the owner, despite Erica's advise against it. 

Frances manages to find Greta, the owner of the purse who invites her for a cup of tea. Later she finds out that Greta is widow from France and she lives alone in New York, while her daughter still studies in France. As she is still reeling from the passing of her mother, Frances finds comfort from Greta's company and starts to spend time with Greta.

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Erica objects and tells her that the relationship is not healthy, but Frances pays her no mind. One night, during one of their dinners at Greta's, Frances finds a closet full of the identical purse that she found on the subway. And when she sees her name attached to one of the purses, she quickly realizes that Greta has planted the purse on the subway for her to find. 

Disturbed by her finding, Frances cuts ties with Greta. But Greta demands explanation and starts stalking her - at her workplace and everywhere. Greta made a disturbing scene at Frances' workplace that results in Greta being hospitalized and Frances getting fired. 

When Greta starts to stalk not only Frances, but also Erica, the duo files a police report and pursues a restraining order, to which the police says might take quite some time to pass. 

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Not wanting to letting Greta wins, Frances starts to investigate deeper about Greta and she finds out that everything that Great has shared was a lie - she was not even French. And her daughter actually committed suicide years ago due to her mother's behavior. 

Finally, Frances decides to see Greta and admits that she is sorry for what has happened between them. She lies to Greta that she will be going on a holiday with his father just to get away from Greta. But Greta finds out her scheme and kidnaps her by locking her in a wooden chest in a secret room behind her grand piano. There she finds more proofs about Greta's past victims and it seems that she has killed all of them. 

Will this be the end of Frances too?

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Plot: 4.9/ 5.0 Oh my! I was on my toes throughout the movie. It was all sweet in the first half of the movie then it gets intense until the end of the movie.

I was literally praying for Frances' safety. Guys, this could happen to any of us too!

Cast: 4.8/ 5.0 Great performances by the actors. 

Will I watch it again: Yes, I don't mind watching it again. I urge you to watch it too!

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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  1. Ruby ada tengok iklan kat Netflix berkenaan Greta ni. Iklan pun dah scary saiko. Kesian life dia. Diperhatikan dan buat terperanjat je. Nanti nak tengok cerita ni. Tq Rawlins review.

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  3. pernah tengok movie ni, omaigaddd memang best, suspense betul masa last tu. takleh bayang kalau ada orang camni

  4. I minat cerita seram thriller, suspen tu yang buat kita rasa nak tahu ending dia kan. wow kalau dah rate 4.9/5 ni memang menarik ni boleh la nak tengok nanti :)

  5. Baca review rawlins ni rasa nak tengok juga cerita ni.. kena tengok sama2 dengan husband nantišŸ˜‚.. takut tapi nak juga try tengokšŸ¤­

  6. Baru tau ni, boleh tengok, rasa anak Sis pun suka kalau cerita macam ni.. okay i will watch it.. ni tengah layan cite tamil hahahaha

  7. I pernah tengok movie ni dulu. I suka Chloe Grace Moretz, tapi plot movie ni dengan cast and jalan cerita semua awesome.

  8. Wahhh psycho nya Greta ni... Especially the purse in the closet! Hebat dia target victims ya! Boleh la tengok ni nanti...

  9. Wah! Menarik la plot cerita Greta nih... saya memang suka tengok cerita thriller... Tapi yang tak tahan tu, bila part yang buat adrenalin rush, mesti akan tengok through lubang kecil kat punched paper (dah macam tengok cerita hantu pulak)... hehehehe...

  10. Aku tgk cuter ni.. part Frances potong jari Greta seromm woiits.. tapi jalan cerita mmg best

  11. Kita tengah tengok movie nie tp a bit bosan. Xhabiskan lagi. Jalan cerita mcm slow. Nanti nak review jugak


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