Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

In an isolated family mansion, a group of rich 20-somethings decides to play Bodies Bodies Bodies, a game where one of them is secretly a “killer” while the rest tries to “escape”. Things take a turn for the worse when real bodies start turning up, setting off a paranoid and dangerous chain of events.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott, Chase Sui Wonders, Myha'la Herrold, Pete Davidson, Lee Pace, Conner O'Malley
  • Director: Halina Reijn
  • LetsReviewThat26 - 8 June 2024
    Creative with a good end
    Bodies bodies bodies is one of those films that ive wanted to watch for some time now, and seeing it appear I had to watch it as soon as. I liked the set up. We meet our lovers of the film. Sophie and bee. Bee is new and has never meet sophies friends and so they are going to her brothers house so they can have a hurrican party. Sounds like a dumb idea but I suppose its a young person thing. The setting is cool. Its a massive mansion that I assume David the brother lives in by himself as he has tik tok money. We meet jordan, alice and emma at the house along with an older guy named greg, that alice met on tinder. Its a slow pace but its interesting for character development. At night they play a game called the title, its like duck duck goose, but they have to find a murderer. But after a fake out death, one of the team really does get killed. The rest of the runtime is spent with them trying to figure out the killer before the bodies stsrt to pile up, and friendships will be tested as we get juicy gossip about each of them. Its a good payoff and I think the subtle black comedy elements help when it comes to that final twist and the killer is exposed. I like how they made this movie it gave me and almost studio 666 feel, but with kids. Theres some good young talent on offer and it would be cool seeing them in other films in the future. Overall well made horror comedy with some good creative decisions that I think ultimatly paid off.
  • Rainyfilm - 7 April 2024
    Hilariously Unserious
    Sit back, relax, and laugh the entire movie. Its incredible and ill revisit it often. The entire cast embodied their personalities so well and the chemistry was incredible. The twist was so dumb but perfect for this unserious story. The gen z humor and 'consciousness' was my favorite part and i really loved everything about this movie. It was effortlessly funny and engaging. I love movies that take place over a very short amount of time because youre watching the story unfold in "real" time and you quickly get sucked into the hysteria of the cast. A great movie to laugh with them and at them. Highly recommend.
  • berryliz - 22 March 2024
    Pleasantly surprised/ had a great time
    I discovered this film by accident and as a lover of who dunnit movies, I had to see a group of entitled 20somethings trying to solve a murder. First of all, I recognize the actors form other films and I love that young actors get chances to star in A24 films. Although the cast has not been around for decades , they don't fail to give a good masterclass of acting, since they leave you guessing who the killer is until the last second, literally.

    Overall I gave this film a 10, not because it is the greatest film I have ever watched, but because I had a great time and that is what matters when you watch a film.
  • Natuschka79 - 24 December 2022
    Never before has a 90 minute movie felt so long. The trailer of this movie made me believe we were going to see some actual culture criticism (read: some well deserved Gen Z mockery) combined with nail-biting tension. Instead it's like watching some high school movie project. The characters are literally all annoying and shallow as can be. I mainly kept watching in the hope that none of them would make the next morning. Humour? Absent. Annoyance factor with regards to the screenplay? 10. It's like a bunch of school kids bickering with each other all the time, throwing empty hipster phrases around. I wished they would say 'like' in, like, every sentence. Like, four times in like every sentence. At least that would have been funny commentary. Forget about a plot, forget about suspense. I've seen my fair share of mediocre thrillers/horror movies these past years, but this is an absolute low point. Will watch The Witch again instead. And very glad I left The Menu as an actual Christmas watch. Bet it will be a hundred times better than this.
  • jadavix - 29 November 2022
    Well acted, well made, but poorly drawn
    "Bodies Bodies Bodies" has a fantastic premise and brilliant acting, but falls down at the screenplay level.

    It's sort of like a zoomer version of "And Then There Were None", and feels like it has everything it needs for razor sharp satire, but somehow fails to go for the jugular. Perhaps they were worried about offending people.

    If this is the case, the movie itself is just another example of how ridiculous the current culture is; even its satire needs to be satirised.

    The movie has a very typical slasher set-up, but commendably manages to make it feel real and not familiar, with help from the cinematography and actors. You can believe that this is really happening, and not just the plot pulling the characters into a familiar groove.

    The problems I had with the movie were not unfamiliar, however. The characters, though very well played, are not differentiated enough, and nor are the plot points underlined, especially those relevant to the satire.

    The movie felt like a play, not a slasher parody, and I wish it had have been. I love movies based on plays, because the "special effects" in these movies must be located in the dialogue and characterisations, which I find more interesting than visual effects in film.

    If the movie had been conceived like a play, perhaps the characters and plot points would have been drawn more strongly; the actors are certainly up to the task.
  • Rancid_Planet - 13 November 2022
    So cheap, so poorly executed
    Okay first the good. The cast is capable... ... ... And now onto the bad.

    This movie is cheap. It's soundtrack is all non-licensed, Casio keyboard from the 80s, do it yourself, blank, ominous tones. Less would have been more.

    The writing is really bad. Very little is explained. The dialog is obvious and clichéd. Entire chunks of the movie are so paint by the numbers and predictable that you can see everything coming a mile away.

    The special effects are limited and badly executed, several opportunities to ramp up the pace are missed, the cinematography is poor, the lighting is bad and it's entirely too long.

    1 star for being a movie, 1 for the actors trying real hard and 1 for Pete Davidson being in it. (For five minutes)
  • tieguanyin - 3 November 2022
    I'm So Tired...
    Film makers should not be allowed to write movies about 'kids nowadays' if they aren't actually going to write them like real human beings. I am in this age demographic and this movie struck me as very out of touch.

    Watching this movie makes me cringe. Gen z people are actually people. Writing characters who have no substance and throwing in a few bits of slang you saw someone on twitter say does not make this realistic. Depicting a group of vapid people is one thing. But for it to actually mean something the characters have to actually have character traits. What makes them so disconnected from others? Why do they crave validation? What makes them act the way they act? None of these questions will be answered.

    The second this movie came out it had aged poorly. Even the slogan bothers me. "This is not a safe space." What does that convey? That gen zers talk about safe spaces online? That genzers are so soft they would expect a murder house to be a safe space for them? The humor in this strikes me as "this character talks about bpd. People nowadays do that on the internet. These characters are using semi appropriate slang how kids nowadays do. This is someone speaking the way you would expect them to."

    Rather than a commentary about class or fake people or anything else it seems like someone complaining about 'kids nowadays and their phones.' Improper use of slang shows a fundamental lack of understanding about what the words /actually/ mean or what they are used for.

    Anyways I am hoping I articulated my points well enough to not come off as someone who is just offended bcs they depicted my generation unflatteringly. I believe that this writing shows a lack of care about the characters beyond some slang they use. I really did not enjoy this movie. Its one of many many movies that hit the exact same beats. I did not find the ending particularly surprising ot funny. There was no effort to do anything creative visually. Watching it actually irritated me.