I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House (2016)
Duration: 87 minutes
Rated: TV 14
This movie is not going to be for everyone. If you are not into artistic style movies then this one will not be for you. Though it is listed as a thriller it is slower moving than many of this genre. Personally, it kept my attention as I listened to the narrative wondering what happened to the narrator and how this evolves and connects the words that I heard in the opening monologue. You can equate this movie to living and moving poetry, but not just any poetry due to the subject matter, this movie is very much a Gothic poem about the interaction of the dead and the living. Over all this movie is very circular in the context and simplistic in the context but it does it in such a way that you aren’t sure what you are seeing and hearing at first. I actually replayed the last part of the movie a second time noticing and accepting the simplistic and elegant story telling for the art that it is.
All of the monologues in this movie are eloquently written, hence the poem aspects mentioned already, connecting with the fact that one of the few characters in this movie is an author. The delivery adding to the beauty and ideas painted within the words. There is some beautiful imagery during the opening monologue that quickly grabbed my attention wondering what this movie was truly about.
If you like artistic, avant garde types of movies you will be captivated and appreciate this movie for what it is. If you are into the standard Hollywood movies I wouldn’t waste your time on this movie.
IMDB: 5 out of 10 at time of review
Netflix: Available at item of review
Amazon: Not available.
Mala’s Rating: 5 out of 5