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Bodies Bodies Bodies

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2022
Runtime: 1h 34m
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Plot Summary: When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: This kind of movie lives or dies because of the cast, and this one has a great cast. Sure, these rich, self-absorbed twenty-something characters are all generally unlikeable, but they're rounded out enough and likeable enough to care about. Everyone says they're close friends, but as their night goes on they all face the realization that nobody likes anyone, because none of them are nice people. It ultimately doesn't add up to much, and everything hangs on their performances. If you're not into them by the first dead body, you may want to bail, though the ending is a great, sick burn.

Outside Reviews:

Tomris Laffly
3.5 out of 4 stars -

The fun part is, your struggle is thoroughly shared by the entire cast of players, as they try to figure out who the murderer might be throughout a night marked by complex dynamics around gender, age, class, and visceral insecurities. It's quite a ride even when the tempo drops ever so slightly towards the end; the kind of stuff fun summer entertainment should be made of.

Mark Keizer
Grade: B - In the murderously fun Bodies Bodies Bodies, Gen Z privilege is the first victim

With its biting, class-aware humor and escalating body count, Bodies Bodies Bodies is the intersection of a rather sprawling Venn diagram that would include films like Mean Girls, Heathers, And Then There Were None, Lord Of The Flies, The Exterminating Angel, and even The Rules Of The Game. All those films traffic in fear and insecurity within a group. Bodies Bodies Bodies, shrewdly and with abandon, adds social media-fueled performative wokeness to the mix and makes a damning case for their limits in the real world. If the film has any takeaway, it's that a TikToker's DEI-embracing identity is only as strong as their Wi-Fi signal.