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Eileen (2023, D: Oldroyd) S: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham



Set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter, young secretary Eileen becomes enchanted by the glamorous new counselor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret throwing Eileen onto a sinister path.

A Film by William Oldroyd
Starring Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Owen Teague
Premiered at Sundance.

Festival reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/eileen
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McKenize seems to be establishing herself as a genre specialist like Mary Elizabeth-Winstead.
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Anne looking even better than usual with that blonde hair
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Re: Eileen (2023, D: Oldroyd) S: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham

This rolls out to more theatres this weekend.
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Re: Eileen (2023, D: Oldroyd) S: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham

I guess I'm the first to see this? It's pretty slight, but this is the sort of thriller that I happily eat up with a spoon. Hathaway is just steamrolling through every scene she's in. Thomasin Mckenzie is playing the same exact character she played in Last Night in Soho, although here she gets to spread her wings a tiny bit towards the end. I'm not sure the ending fully satisfies, but the whole thing is over and done with in about 95 minutes, so it's hard to complain.

I don't know if Neon had visions of awards when they decided to release this in December, but I can't imagine it making any sort dent there. Maybe there's an alternate universe where Hathaway got a supporting actress nod, but it doesn't seem like the movie picked up much traction in a really crowded holiday season.
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Re: Eileen (2023, D: Oldroyd) S: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham

I saw it a few weeks ago. I liked it to a point, but the last act turn felt weird.
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Re: Eileen (2023, D: Oldroyd) S: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham

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I saw it a few weeks ago. I liked it to a point, but the last act turn felt weird.
I had no idea where the movie was going, so my jaw hit the floor when things turned. After that I thought things were going to go completely bonkers, but they never really do. The movie just kind of ends before it gets there. I still liked it though. Like I said, these kinds of thriller are for me what horror movies are for others. I'll pretty much see (and enjoy) them all.
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Re: Eileen (2023, D: Oldroyd) S: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham

Originally Posted by dex14
I saw it a few weeks ago. I liked it to a point, but the last act turn felt weird.
I read the book years ago, and it's even more startling on the page. But if you start to think about Eileen as an unreliable narrator, you begin to wonder how much of the end is in her head. Did she imagine her relationship with Rebecca? Any of the violence? Did she imagine Rebecca altogether? There are several hints in the book and film that she has a very active imagination, so ... what's real and what's not? Once my thoughts went in those directions, the story became very interesting. This is one of my favorites of the year.
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This on streaming yet?

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