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7/10
Walk in my shoes
kosmasp19 October 2017
Struggling artists and broken down characters ... it will not be easy to completely sympathize with the main character (one of them that is) and it has not so much to do with the profession she "chose" for herself, but rather the way she aims to reach her goals. But then again, if you don't have a flawed protagonist, where would the friction be? In this case, we get an added bonus of a different path ... The main actress has quite some baggage to carry.

Strong female characters (with as mentioned before flaws, but nevertheless) are not that common in film, so it is refreshing to see this. And while the script may feel unfocused at points, the story is so weird and out there ... no pun intended. But it does make up for it for sure. If you like slow pacing drama, with small Science Fiction and social issues fragments woven into it ... this is for you
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2/10
Daft rip-off of Under the Skin
William_Henry_Pratt25 August 2018
Boring, pretentious, and banal picture made by an untalented group. Nothing of this production has any merit or quality. The narrative (there is no story) is poorly constructed and offers nothing of interest. Seems to me that someone watched Under the Skin and thought they could do better - they thought wrong. Nothing happens!
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1/10
Utterly Ridiculous
the_nephilim7119 January 2019
I'm all for female directed sci-fi but I'd like for it to also make sense. The story was dull and unoriginal and the acting was stiff and unbelievable.
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6/10
Interesting conept
pratikubba30 March 2018
The other reviews here are praising the director since it is written by a woman and has a female lead. Ignoring this, I would say that it was an interesting movie. Slow-paced drama of what it would be like if an outside being tried to be human. The movie was building up to the ending but ended up being to abstract.
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7/10
The Double Life of Starwoman
terraplanetom19 August 2018
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This film seems to be a cross between Starman (1984) and The Double Life of Veronique (1991) with an emphasis on clashing cultures. An alien imitation, born with an assist from a magazine cover, takes human form and absorbs the Farsi language and gentle culture of two Iranian characters living in the rural southwestern United States: her human porn star counterpart (and look-alike) lives an urban lifestyle of sex, drugs and clubbing and she misses an opportunity to leave her chosen work in the sex trade. The duo meet and the open ended finale works for this short mysterious film.
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10/10
More female-directed sci-fi, please!
anya-6313120 March 2018
Natasha Kermani is of interest to me because there are very few women directing sci-fi flicks (Mimi Leder's DEEP IMPACT might be the only female-headed sci-fi household name, though many more women are producing successful horror films these days). Women are often expected to make projects about relationships, cutesy rom-coms, or intimate dramas - but Kermani clearly wants to craft bigger, more imaginative epics. IMITATION GIRL had elements of Tarkovsky, Kubrick, Ridley Scott, and Wong Kar Wai. Loved it.
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7/10
Not under your skin
michael-phipps30 June 2019
This is a very sublime mystery scifi that leans toward potential sociopolitical commentary through the juxtaposition of the character doubles. Definitely influenced by Kieslowski's The Double Life of Véronique. Very glad to have found this gem.

Also, surprised Lewis Black appears in a brief non comedy cameo role.
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8/10
Star Girl Imitation Girl
yada212131 August 2019
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An interesting plot idea. Alien entity comes to earth and becomes a human girl from a magazine cover photo. Learns English and parsi, music and life on Earth. The only thing I didn't like about this movie was the foreshortened ending. The story could have been developed with another twenty minutes to show what happens after imitation Girl means her identical Earth girl twin. Each curious about the others' existence.
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