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Greta (2018)

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A young woman befriends a lonely widow who's harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her.

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Neil Jordan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Greta Hideg
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Frances McCullen
Maika Monroe ... Erica Penn
Jane Perry ... Animal Shelter Worker
Jeff Hiller ... Maitre D' Henri
Parker Sawyers ... Park Hill Manager
Brandon Lee Sears Brandon Lee Sears ... Flower Delivery Man
Arthur Lee ... Korean Couple
Rosa Escoda ... Korean Couple
Jessica Preddy ... Park Hill Bartender
Thaddeus Daniels ... Officer Deroy
Raven Dauda ... Officer Regan
Colm Feore ... Chris McCullen
Zawe Ashton ... Alexa Hammond
Nagisa Morimoto Nagisa Morimoto ... Park Hill Waitress
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Storyline

A young woman befriends a lonely widow who's harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greta See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,481,910, 3 March 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,519,425, 4 April 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Neil Jordan and Stephen Rea previously worked together in the 1992 film 'The Crying Game'. See more »

Goofs

When Greta and Frances get in the cab, the medallion number on the license plate doesn't match the one on the top of the cab, which they have to in NYC. See more »

Quotes

Frances McCullen: [about Greta] She's really freaking me out.
Officer Deroy: Public area. We can't do nothing.
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Featured in Tamara Just Saw: Greta (2019) See more »

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Like Never Before
Written by Philip McDonnell
Performed by Artificial Pleasure
Courtesy of East City Rockers Limited / Artificial Pleasure Administered by AWAL Recordings Ltd.
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Crazy, over-the-top, but highly enjoyable suspense/thriller
2 March 2019 | by samuellop10See all my reviews

This is way more enjoyable than it has any right to be. There is a fun, almost darkly comedic tone to it which borders on self-awareness, and combined with the excellent directing, performances, music, and cinematography it is very hard not to enjoy it even if the script is not so original. Moretz was fine. I thought she carried the story well enough, but Isabelle Huppert and Maika Monroe were absolutely phenomenal. The movie gets pretty bonkers, but it does so in the best possible way, being self-aware about it and using it to its advantage to make it darkly enjoyable.

There is a nice gut-punch about two-thirds of the way through, using a cliche and turning it on its head, which thankfully it's when the movie takes a dark turn and basically turns it into a horror film. It's definitely not for everyone but for those people who can enjoy those sorts of stylish and over-the-top suspense/thrillers, I'd highly recommend it.


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