Under the Skin (2013) Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Dougie McConnell Movie Review

Under the Skin (2013)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin (2013)

It's Alien to Me

The Female (Scarlett Johansson) drives around Scotland in her van seeking out single men turning away those who are either married, have kids or have a girlfriend. Once she finds a suitable she takes them to a secluded location where she seduces them and ...

That synopsis for "Under the Skin" is short and sweet which are not the words which come to mind to describe this movie if you can call it a movie or is it some sort of experiment. You see what we get to watch in "Under the Skin" is this Female, which spoiler alert she turns out to be an alien, seducing single men who she entices by stripping down to her underwear and then as she has them in some hypnotic state lures them into a dark room where they walk into some thick sort of sludge which eventually depletes their body of pretty much everything. That is it and for me does not make for an entertaining movie.

But I don't think "Under the Skin" is meant to entertain because firstly the whole thing about this female seducing single men is supposed to be thought provoking. And secondly there is an incredibly artsy feel to the movie especially when it comes to the men left floating in this sludge. The trouble is that whilst I can appreciate the artistic side of the movie I can't say that it provoke much thought although at times it came damn close to inducing sleep.

What this all boils down to is that "Under the Skin" was not for me and frankly was a struggle pretty much as soon as it started. But I am sure those who look for movies which are both thought provoking and artsy will find it right up there street.