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Horse Girl

2020

Drama / Mystery / Thriller

5.9

Synopsis

Sarah, a socially isolated arts and crafts store employee, finds herself more content in the company of horses and supernatural crime shows than people. But when a series of strangely surreal dreams upend the simplicity of her waking life, Sarah struggles to distinguish her visions from reality. A darkly humorous psychological thriller about a woman's search for the truth, however abstract it may be.

Director

Jeff Baena

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by scoobyjack8 9 /10

Not for those who like easy answers.

Horse Girl is an achingly sad movie about mental breakdown. In the first act of the film, I found the character development to be beautifully executed and I was rooting for Sarah. I was hoping the film could turn out as some kind of offbeat romcom even though I had an idea we were in for a darker ride.

One thing I loved about this movie was that the focus was on just observing Sarah and empathetically inhibiting her mindset without judgment or explanation. I think this could be off putting for some viewers but if you're interested in psychology and how people work, this movie will be very interesting for you.

Personally, I think the overall message of this movie is that the mind of mentally ill person is not to be dismissed outright because their experiences will feel real to them, which is a very empathetic and true point to make. My favourite scene in the movie made this clear as Ethan told Sarah that he appreciated that the experiences she described were 100% her truth.

In the past, I think Jeff Baena's films have not gotten the credit they deserve but thankfully this one is undeniable and has received critical acclaim.

Lastly, I want to mention the acting. Alison Brie was the star of the show for sure as she created a believable character and she played both the small and big moments perfectly. Molly Shannon also managed to create a specific and three dimensional character with a short amount of screen time. I loved the scene where she tried to advise Sarah to put aside any negative thoughts, this perfectly satirised the well-meaning but misguided ally to anyone with mental health difficulties.

Overall, this move was really insightful. I'd recommend to anyone who likes a character-based film or who has a strong interest in psychology.

Reviewed by orindesmaele 8 /10

I liked it! But didn't feel finished

I really enjoyed this movie, but when I got to the end I was surprised I'd already finished it because it felt like there was more to the story. It's definitely experimental, which I personally love. Some people feel Horse Girl is too weird or confusing but I think that's kind of the point, to make you feel like Sarah in a way.

Reviewed by f-ferguson 8 /10

Deliberately ambiguous to produce two films

There is the obvious film about mental health/trauma/genetic mental illness and the film about alien abduction with time loops.

Both films exist in Horse Girl. This is both clever and annoyingly manufactured. It just relies on what you want to see. If you are a big fan of horror or sci fi and used to watching these you will almost be pre programmed to focus on the more 'mysterious' angles imo.

For me, and where it is cynically manufactured, is the damage to the wall and roof of Sarah's car as well as the two scenes of the horse in the parking lot offer no real explanation or resolution and lean heavily into 'other' forces being at play. If these could be reasoned (they are acknowledged or experienced by other characters besides Sarah) then I think the "alien" theory could be written off altogether.

Clever.......but also feels like deliberate attempts to polute the narrative for that much wanted ambiguity. That seemed to be the main goal of the film. Ambiguous at all costs.

The film reminded me of The Innocents. Like that one I think people will argue over its meaning for years to come.

However, all that aside I enjoyed it and thought Brie was excellent.

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