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The POWER of Isabelle Huppert and GRETA

Nestor confesses his ever-lasting love for Isabelle Huppert.

SHORT AND SWEET THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISABELLE HUPPERT AND HER CAREER

Just imagine: you’re sitting on your nice, comfy couch looking out the window on a rainy day and there she is – 66-year-old Isabelle Huppert in all her glory, with an umbrella, waiting for you to come outside and hang out with her. To many, especially us film fans, we’d LOVE to hang out with 66-year old French actress Isabelle Huppert. Well, not Chloë Grace Moretz’ character ‘Frances’ in Greta.

Isabelle Huppert is known for very raw, emotional, crazy, all of the above roles. I have this belief that she could even play a superhero one day. She’s played everything from a successful CEO hunting down the man who raped her in Elle (2016) to years back when she plays a mercurial postmistress in A Judgement in Stone in 1985.

Now, in her most recent role, Greta, she plays a lonely woman who lost her daughter who looks for random girls around the city to take care of, nourish, feed, teach, and tuck in at night. If you don’t play her little game, you’re in a lot of trouble.

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THE RAWNESS OF HER PERFORMANCE IN GRETA

Listen, I’m a believer that Isabelle Huppert is not herself when she is playing these roles, it’s her artistic spirit. She has mastered it and nourishes it and we all can see that. While watching Greta with my friends, (first movie I have watched of hers), I was in full belief that the older woman I was seeing on screen was a complete psychopath. She was intense, she was screaming, running around, dancing, spitting GUM in poor Chloë’s hair, throwing wine glasses in the middle of a fancy, luxury restaurants. Shall I go on? This must’ve been an amazing time for Isabelle Huppert, to show off her inner demon and really show us her dark side, because gosh, Isabelle Huppert seems like the sweetest woman you will ever meet.

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Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert in Greta (2018) – source: IMDB

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH GRETA 

If everything I’ve written about the performance and the movie so far has not yet convinced you that you’re missing out on some of the most intense, funniest, bat-shit crazy moments in a movie ever, then I shall continue. All the love for Chloë Grace Moretz and Maika Monroe as well (It Follows fans, let me hear you scream!). These two beautiful, insanely talented actresses play their parts and they play them so well. You are classically living through their worry, their fear, their questions.

The classic thriller/horror silly character moments where you find yourself screaming at the screen, its the full package, it’s definitely a ride. While some moments are slow, the intense and nail-biting moments are to cherish forever.

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