This was our first movie at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival. Greta screened at the Ryerson Theatre at Ryerson University. When we showed up the line was around the block. Although we had tickets and knew we would have seat, we were very disheartened thinking we would not be able to sit together. As it turned out, it was not a problem, the theater is very large, and we were actually nowhere near the end of the line.
We make our selections based on actors, descriptions in IMDB and the descriptions on the TIFF website. It is interesting that the IMDB descriptions have changed after the movie is screened, so that it is not the most reliable source. We went in thinking it was a certain type of movie and were pleased by the turn it took. There are parts that are a little schlocky but overall, fairly good. Isabelle Huppert is great as Greta, a lonely and clever woman with secrets. She is tiny, yet fierce. I was disappointed that Chloe Grace Moretz’s character Frances didn’t follow up on her discovery. In her own way, she was needy, but was a person with weak character. Maika Monroe is charming as Erika, Frances’ flighty, spoiled but supportive best friend.
There was a red carpet and Q & A after the film attended by Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe and director, Neil Jordan. It is a psychological thriller. We really enjoyed this movie and don’t want to give anything away, but definitely put it on your list as a must see!
Our Review of Greta
Official Trailer for Greta:
Official Synopsis for Greta:
A young woman befriends a lonely widow who’s harboring a dark and deadly agenda towards her.
Greta TIFF Q & A
|Cast||Chloë Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore|
|Screenwriter||Ray Wright, Neil Jordan|
|Cinematographer||Seamus McGarvey (Bad Times at the El Royale)|
|Production Companies||Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Showbox, Starlight Culture Entertainment, Screen Ireland, Laurence Bender Productions, Metropolitan Films, Little Wave Productions|
|Run Time||98 minutes|
|Genre||Drama, Horror, Mystery|
|Premier||2018 Toronto International Film Festival|