Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Skin I Live In - Review - 3/5 stars
When i mentioned in my last post that i've seen some weird and heavy movies lately, i was referring to this one as weird and different. Let me begin by explaining why i wanted to see it in the first place. 1. Look at the poster. What the...? So intriguing. 2. Watch the trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony/theskinilivein/ What is this movie about right? 3. Antonio Banderas 4. The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.
Did you watch the trailer? Well, its hard to make out just what this movie is and after having watched it, i had no idea thats what it was going to be. Wow.
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
I'll refrain from giving anything away and just state that i like this movie. It was different and odd but kept my attention. Contains adult subject matter so be advised.