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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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Ray Wright (story by), Ray Wright (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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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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 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 charm 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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Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The restaurant scenes were shot over the space of a week. By the end of the week, the smell of fish on set was so bad, it made people need to leave early. See more »

Goofs

Greta takes a huge chance sending out photos from Frances' phone to Erica and her father to maintain the illusion she's on vacation. Greta has no knowledge if the photos have been seen. See more »

Quotes

Greta Hideg: Just try to get rid of me. Just try to get rid of Greta!
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Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Liebestraum No. 3
Written by Franz Liszt
Performed by Anthony Byrne
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Dragged down by too much nonsense
4 March 2019 | by pigguluSee all my reviews

Fairly straightfoward and predictable, but nonetheless Huppert brings a chilling performance as the unhinged title character that may make you wary of helping strangers out from now on.

The big reveal is spoiled in the trailers, and it come pretty early on. It would've been better had it been delayed a little, after the 2 characters had spent more time together and a few scenes of Greta acting crazy at times to have Frances grow some suspicion.

But the main problem is how illogical/stupid the other characters are, beginning with Frances either unable or unwilling to block Greta's number despite the obvious problems, and upping the ante with the ending.

All the ridiculousness is summed up one face-palm worthy quote: "What do we tell the police?" Gee, what actually happened might be a good idea.


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Release Date:

1 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,481,910, 3 March 2019

Gross USA:

$10,532,219

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,653,107
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