Frustrated by scrolling dating apps only to end up on lame, tedious dates, Noa takes a chance by giving her number to the awkwardly charming Steve after a produce-section meet-cute at the grocery store.

  • Released: 2022-03-03
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Romance, Thrillers
  • Stars: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan, Jonica T. Gibbs, Andrea Bang, Dayo Okeniyi, Charlotte Le Bon, Brett Dier, Alina Maris, William Belleau, Lachlan Quarmby, Sunghee Lapell, Arghavan Jenati, Anthony Ingram, Frances Leigh, Lance Birley, Joe Costa, Larry Hoe, Scott McGrath, Robert Corness, Arghavan Jenati
  • Director: Mimi Cave
  • minionking777 - 19 April 2024
    Oogie, but good.
    I only gave this movie nine stars out of ten because I had to dock one star for the awful possibility that it might be true to life. It gave me a really oogie feeling in a really bad way. That said, it was a really good movie. Don't turn it off halfway unless you want to feel bad. It's worth watching all the way through. But oh my goodness, please oh please don't let something like this exist in the world. I know that it probably does, if not worse, but that's the only problem I have with movies like this. It's much preferable for horror movies to be kind of surreal as opposed to the ultra realistic kind that will disturb my thoughts as I try to go to sleep. I do recommend watching it, though. Prepare to feel two ways about this one.
  • garciakandace - 4 March 2024
    The Best Parts of Other Films in One Horrifying Masterpiece

    Mimi Cave's 2022 film, Fresh, depicts a wonderful combination of horror, sex, and comedy all while commenting on the state of modern dating.

    The film begins with an outrageous depiction of a first date between the main character, Noa, and a guy she met on an online dating app. The date goes horribly as her love interest shows misogynistic and racist tendencies, a fear for many women in the dating scene now. As this relationship falls apart, Noa meets a man in a grocery store named Steve, and the rest becomes history...until this relationship begins to fall apart as well.

    Cave creates a character so charming, eloquent, and seemingly honest with Steve, played by Sebastian Stan, that it is impossible for the viewer to not fall in love with him. Stan embodies the role and exhibits the same characteristics of 90s heart throb, John Stamos. I mean, who didn't love John Stamos in "Full House?"

    Yet, immediately after falling in love with Steve, the viewer and Noa are led astray when he drugs and chains her in a dungeon room. While the typical horror film makes us assume he will kill her or keep her for some type of sexual deviance, Steve reveals that he will actually be slowly taking apart her body and selling it for cannibals on the internet.

    If this wasn't outrageous and surprising enough, Steve is also a cannibal himself. Still, despite the horrific essence of cannibalism and kidnapping, Cave makes Noa and Steve's relationship incredibly sexually charged- leaving the viewer to question if this is an odd spin-off of Fifty Shades of Grey.

    If that wasn't enough, Cave does not let up by providing us with a similar situation to Get Out in which there are hilarious best friend characters searching for Noa. Cave is able to combine the best parts of other films and make them her own in such a unique and unforgettable way. I would say this film in all is a combination of Fifty Shades of Grey, The Jeffrey Dahmer Story", and Get Out.
  • robocub - 12 January 2023
    Definitely a Fresh take on the cannibal theme
    And yet another reason for me to really hate psychopaths, because I've encounter a few in real life. Luckily not the muderous kind.

    Still annoys me how the villain can be stabbed, beaten, castrated, and yet can still overpower the female victims. It's ridiculous. I really want to start seeing movies where females overpower their tormentors. It's got to change.

    All in all this was a smart story with a different take on the kidnapping captive victim storyline. I can definitely see a sequel to delve into the underworld that the protagonist was involved in and how that came to be, as it still exists despite the demise of Steve.
  • jdwyland-13303 - 17 December 2022
    Wicked movie
    If you have ever laughed out loud about dating tactics this will do it

    Then the twist and it's pretty wicked

    Watch it

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  • szaszkarol-20333 - 9 November 2022
    Original and unique.
    This is a movie that is original and unique.

    The story isn't anything that hasn't been done before,but the way the movie is going forward in the action is shocking, surprising and crazy.

    I'm so glad someone had the idea of making something like this and no matter how crazy and disturbing it is it's freaking amazing!

    Loved it ,love the characters too. Specially Noa, and Mollie they'res just amazing.

    Sebastian Stan is nailing it in this movie.

    The payoff for the ending is satisfying,brutal and perfect.

    Not going to spoil it. Watch it. Especially if you're a horror fan.

    I hope to see more original movies like this.

    Congratulations to Mimi Cave ,what an amazing movie!
  • tayandshelby - 5 October 2022
    Nothing I've ever seen before!
    To the people saying this doesn't have comedy... I totally laughed out loud more than once. (Maybe that says something about myself) I thought it was well acted and I thought they ended it well. I knew the wife was gonna be on his team, so I called that. But I was starting to worry that Noa wasn't faking it towards the end. Sebastian Stan did awesome, and makes you totally wonder if there are actual people like that out in this world somewhere. The black friend probably totally regretted worrying about her friend so much after she found herself in the same situation. A great addition to Horror! I would recommend.