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IMDb Info

Release Year: 2018
Runtime: 1h 33min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Thriller
Plot Summary: Eight teenage girls become trapped in an endless birthday party after a massive earthquake. The girls' sanity and psyches dissolve as they run out of food and water.

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Outside Reviews:

Phil Hoad
3 out of 5 stars - Ladyworld review – teen sleepover descends into apocalyptic delirium

Is it a comment on how society is constructed in relation to male violence? Or how a female-led society could fatally imitate the current one? Kramer simply allows such thoughts to percolate through the girls’ cabin fever. Piper’s gang (which also includes Maya Hawke) daub themselves Pagliacci-style and mock anything constructive as Olivia fights to find any bearings on the collective moral compass. The sound design is intentionally over-sensitised, the soundtrack full of peculiar breathy exhalations; and Kramer ably allows the mood to degenerate from an icy sensuousness to something ritualistic and intoxicated, one scene blurring into another.

Sarah Ward
Ladyworld': London Review

Ladyworld may appear to fall in step with Heathers, Mean Girls and Jennifer’s Body-style visions of teenage female friendships — and the “hell is a teenage girl” sentiment espoused by the latter — but in bringing an almost hallucinatory air to the trauma, vulnerability and even brutality inherent in becoming a woman, it has more in common with The Virgin Suicides and Madeline’s Madeline. Kramer’s film is painfully real in its emotions yet dreamily unreal in its atmosphere, an effective and haunting combination which is heightened by image and soundtrack choices.