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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.

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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

Chloe Grace Moretz and Maika Monroe previously worked together on the YA film The 5th Wave (2016). See more »

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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

Alexa Hammond: [to Frances] I think there's something you need to know about Greta.
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Soundtracks

Sous les Ponts de Paris
Music by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Jean Rodor
Performed by Lucienne Delyle
Courtesy of Parlophone / Warner Music France
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Cast is terrific; the movie not so much.
1 March 2019 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

"The city's going to eat you alive." Erica (Maika Monroe)

When is a horror film, Greta, a comedy? When elite writer-director Neil Jordan decides to play with the genre and comment on the fractured relationships of modern mothers and daughters.

When Jordan did an award-winning thriller, The Crying Game, in 1992, he stylishly mixed politics and sexuality; in his current Greta, he once again takes on a social issue and wraps it in a thriller bow. How does young Franky (Chloe Grace Moretz), in NYC after graduation, refuse the friendship of an older woman, Greta, who initially seems like a benevolent friend, even mother substitute, when she's a psychotic stalker? Very quickly refuse, if Frances can.

As Erica again warns, "The crazier they are, the harder they cling."

Jordan lards his wicked piece of entertainment with a hidden room, creepy piano, and a naive young woman, among the many tropes that cry out for laughs or shudders depending on your horror index. At the beginning, Greta seems a sophisticated older elite who just happens to have a few screws loose as well as missing relatives.

It's not that we have an idea of what's to come, for it has all been done before in the too-conventional way, but happily not by Interview with a Vampire's talented director. Jordan mixes the macabre with the mirthful, sometimes to confuse the tone, especially for those not used to a blend of horror, humor, and thriller. Otherwise, it's easy to guess what's coming once Great's described as sticking around "like chewing gum."

As for the mother-daughter theme, better leave that one alone because Jordan telegraphs it regularly while Frances laments the loss of her mother and Greta, well, maybe not so much her daughter. As for Jordan alumnus Stephen Rea, nice to know ya! And Frances's Dad, Chris (Colm Feore), almost a cameo with enough concern to help assuage our anger that he a daughter have not gotten along since her mother's death.

I guess that relationship qualifies for daddy issues. No end to motifs when a gifted director decides to get smart with a couple of old genres. Fun and fright await the audience, but then for those who ride the NY subway system, not much can out scare the experienced.


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