Pearl (2022) Review

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Pearl (2022) Review

Horrorific content by angie on September 13th, 2022 | Movie Review | Slasher, Female Revenge, Killer, Psychological, Mystery, Dysfunctional Family, Maniac, Thrill Kill

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It's about a young girl who dreams of Hollywood stardom but is trapped on her family's isolated farm by her overbearing religious mother, and is made to care for her mute, quadriplegic father, until her repressions and dreams implode on her.

Pearl was directed by Ti West (XThe Sacrament, and V/H/S) and stars Mia Goth (X, The House, and Suspiria), David CorenswetTandi WrightEmma Jenkins-Purro, and Matthew Sunderland (The Nightingale, The Devil's Rock).

Pearl (2022) Review

You may feel frustrated and trapped when you are forced to take care of a disabled family member. This is because you may feel you must give up your life to care for them. You may feel like you can't do anything else but take care of them. And you may feel like you're not doing a good job because you're always tired or stressed. This happens to Pearl in A24's prequel to "X," "Pearl."

Stuck on her family's remote farm, Pearl is forced to care for her sick father under her religious mother's harsh supervision. Secretly yearning for the glamorous life she's seen in movies, Pearl's desires, temptations, and repressed feelings all come to a head in this visually captivating origin story of one of horror's most iconic villains.

The horror movie "X" director teased a prequel that will expand on the origins of the film's main villain. In the movie, Pearl is an elderly woman who is horny and murderous. Mia Goth gave a dual performance that hinted at a tremendous cataclysm. Mia Goth co-wrote and starred in the horror movie Pearl, a disturbing character study. Goth's performance is captivating and unsettling, perfectly embodying the film's dark tone. Pearl is a truly haunting experience that will stay with viewers long after the credits have rolled.

The 1918 flu pandemic was an authentic and scary event. People were understandably cautious about exposure to the virus. In the horror movie "Pearl," the main character's mother is careful about her daughter going into town to get medicine for her father. Ruth does everything she can to keep Pearl from leaving the farm, and she also tears herself down for having any dreams of becoming a Hollywood dancer or living anywhere else. Ruth is usually successful in keeping Pearl on the farm, but her methods become more and more brutal as time goes on.

Pearl longs to escape the farmhouse she shares with her husband Howard, who is away at war. She is eager to hear from him, but he has not written in a long time. Pearl's only way out is through Howard, but she does not know if he will ever return.

I never expected the horror movie "Pearl" to be so dark and intense. I was unprepared for the scenes in which Pearl's mother forces her to care for her quadriplegic, voiceless father. Ruth tells Pearl that she signed up to be a wife, not whatever she is to her husband. This is a complicated situation for Pearl to be in and a very conflicting moral dilemma.

The movie "Pearl" presented a heart-wrenching moral dilemma and handled with the necessary thoughtfulness and sensitivity to creating an emotional impact. Matthew Sunderland's performance is outstanding and expressive, adding to the reaction that the movie produces.

Worth Watching? 

Mia Goth gives a powerful performance as the lead character, Pearl, who slowly loses her grip on reality as she confronts the dark secrets of her past. Unfortunately, the movie takes a very dark turn as Pearl's mental state deteriorates, culminating in a shocking and tragic ending.

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