• R
  • 1h 39m
  • 2019
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Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz), a sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, doesn't think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends - but Greta's maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta's life is what it seems in this suspense thriller directed by Academy Award® winner, Neil Jordan.

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Common Sense Says
Dark, violent stalker thriller has strong performances.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Greta is a Neil Jordan-directed thriller about a young woman named Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz) who befriends the title character (Isabelle Huppert) -- who turns out to be a psychopathic stalker. Violence is the biggest concern and can be quite graphic: There's a severed finger, bashing with blunt objects, injections/drugged characters, guns/shooting, dead people (and a dead dog), a nightmare sequence, and jump scares. A young woman is shown naked in the bathtub, but nothing sensitive is seen. Somewhat infrequent language includes uses of "s--t," "bitch," "ass," "hell," and "goddamn." Characters drink socially: wine with dinner and cocktails in a nightclub. The material is pretty routine, but the fine direction and performances make it worth a look for mature viewers.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:March 1, 2019
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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