Ready or Not

There is no such thing as an ethical billionaire


Release date: August 21, 2019
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Language: English

Who should watch this movie: Girlbosses. Anyone who’s been on a date with a finance guy. 

When should you watch this movie: After going on a date with a finance guy. Before attending a wedding you’re not excited for. 

The sell: The premise of this movie is stupid and makes no sense, and I love it so much. Samara Weaving marries into a wealthy family, and quickly discovers that rich people are the absolute worst, as she is hunted down by her in-laws who are supposedly bound by an ancient deal with the devil. Plot holes abound, the appeal of Ready or Not is in its fast pace action, pitch perfect acting, well timed comedy, and Adam Brody. What is essentially a two hour long chase scene manages to deliver excellent character development and complex themes about wealth and family, all while keeping the audience engaged and energized. This film boasts superb writing, apparent in its pacing as well as dialogue. Each character is given distinct personality and motivations, which lends much needed dimension to the story in addition to continuity through the night’s events. The main character, Samara Weaving (Grace), holds down the motherfucking fort with a performance that deserves every accolade. We, the audience, bear witness to her transformation through horror after horror, and the ending is deliciously satisfying. Ready or Not is the perfect balance of family drama and gore, and is well suited to enjoy through multiple rewatches. The moral: Do not let your friends date finance guys. 

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