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Be aware there are spoilers for The Perfection below.
Odds are, by now you’ve probably heard about Netflix’s wild thriller The Perfection. If you haven’t, get out of here and come back after you’ve watched it! The latest Netflix original comes from The Matador and regular Girls director Richard Sherman, starring Allison Williams and Logan Browning as two cello prodigies wrapped up in a twisted relationship that evolves through rivalry, romance, revenge, and a whole lot more throughout of the genre-bending film.
Twisty - Thriller - Opportunity - Director - Richard
It’s a twisty and twisted thriller that continually surprises and certainly isn’t afraid to shock, so naturally, I was excited to have the opportunity to speak with director and co-writer Richard Sherman about his inspirations, the film’s most surprising moments and that insane final shot.
Final spoiler warning!
Perfection - Stars - Allison - Williams - Charlotte
The Perfection stars Allison Williams as Charlotte, a cellist and one-time pupil of an elite music academy who gave up her dreams for ten years to care for her ailing mother. The film begins with a shot of Charlotte’s mother, lying dead in her sick bed, and we a rebirth of sorts as Charlotte sets out on her “mission.” She reconnects with her old music teacher Anton (Steven Weber) and meets Lizzie, the stunning and wildly talented cello prodigy who succeeded her at the academy.
In short order, Charlotte and Lizzie move from rivalry to flirting, winding up in bed and then bonding enough to take an ill-advised last-minute trip together. We know Charlotte is up to something, presumably some jealous act of vengeance, but Williams never gives her character away, and you can’t help but wonder what her game is, even as she feeds Lizzie mysterious pills. There’s a flourish of contagion-like bug horror, and a nightmare scenario about being stuck on a bus in the middle of nowhere during a medical crisis, and...
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