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The Neon Demon (2016)

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When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

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The sixteen year-old aspiring model Jesse arrives in Los Angeles expecting to be a successful model. The aspirant photographer Dean takes photos for her portfolio and dates her. Jesse befriends the lesbian makeup artist Ruby and then the envious models Gigi and Sarah in a party. Meanwhile the agency considers Jesse beautiful with a "thing" that makes her different and she is sent to the professional photographer Jack. Jesse attracts he attention of the industry and has a successful beginning of career. But Ruby, Gigi and Sarah are capable to do anything to get her "thing". Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Beauty isn't everything. It's the only thing. See more »

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, bloody images, graphic nudity, a scene of aberrant sexuality, and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Neonski demon  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$589,014 (USA) (24 June 2016)

Gross:

$1,330,827 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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Throughout production, when filming was to resume, director Nicolas Winding Refn wouldn't yell "Action!" to set things in motion. Instead he yelled "Violence, motherf*****s". See more »

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Jesi says when asked that the blond color of her hair is natural. But it can been seen in several scenes that her hair are dyed. See more »

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Sarah: Who wants sour milk when you can get fresh meat?
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Soulless Visual Stunner
13 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pretentious, thin, shallow, disjointed, lacking any strong cohesive plot & story line.... The so called "controversial" elements are only visited fleetingly and there's not the slightest element of eroticism to arouse the living, let alone the dead!

Visually stunning with a "thumping" sound track, but nothing that hadn't been done before, & not really enough of a reason to breathe life in to this somewhat dead turkey of a movie.... The posters make this movie look awesome, & it does "look" awesome, but a hyped up movie needs much more! Big green tomato!

It's good to see really high quality (Audio and Video) movies being made without resort to multi-million dollar CGI & big budget special effects and sets. Shame their is nothing to make this into a story worth telling. You might as well just put it on a "loop" hang it on a wall & call it multi-media "art"

It isn't a testament to the "art" of the movie maker though...


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