A young woman goes on a road trip to meet her new(ish) boyfriend’s parents. And… uh… that does happen… but also…
It’s a more successful synthesis of dream logic than anything of recent memory — trippy, unsettling and weird, but just grounded enough to keep you curious and engaged while simultaneously being alienated and slightly uncomfortable.
So much hinges on great anchoring performances from Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons, and any show that Charlie Kaufman wants to put on is worth admission just to see what he’s up to this time around.
This is the movie that Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ wishes it was, and only a fraction as heavyhanded and self-important.
Do not watch any trailers. Go along for the roadtrip if you don’t mind getting no easy answers.