In the wake of the whole Sony and Disney stuff, I needed to retreat back into my cave and dive into something just a little more obscure. The real world of the entertainment business is cutthroat and depressing, so it’s nice to look at some of these other films and see some of the weirder stuff that gets made, and easily, the weirdest one I’ve seen this week is Greener Grass.
The Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe-directed film looks like some odd mix between Black Mirror and Pleasantville, with it taking place in some disturbing bizarro land, where everyone has braces, kids can turn into dogs, and couples apparently regularly mix each other up. It looks weird, it looks creative, it looks disturbing, and I have no idea what to expect from it.
Below is the official synopsis for Greener Grass:
“In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life—starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg that is the feature debut from writers-directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, a hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic.”
Greener Grass hits theaters and VOD on October 18, 2019.
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SOURCE: IFC Films