The Lure

Two mermaid sisters, who end up performing at a nightclub, face cruel and bloody choices when one of them falls in love with a beautiful young man.


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  • ★★★★ review by Lucy on Letterboxd

    the two mermaids: hissing and singing and chewing on human body parts

    me with my camera out: you're doing amazing sweeties

  • ★★★★ review by davidehrlich on Letterboxd

    a gorgeously shot Polish goth musical about homicidal teen mermaids hired to sing at a nightclub. obviously essential.

    fun fact: i watched this on ambien and spent most of the following day thinking that it was a dream i had. only after someone mentioned that they were going to a press screening of "the mermaid movie" did it click for me like at the end of The Usual Suspects. (i watched it again)

  • ★★★★ review by brat pitt on Letterboxd

    ........ this mermaid really went through all That just so she could bang a knock off evan peters huh ............ 

    ok wait i was about to post this but then i remembered that 3 years ago i made out with a dude at a party just because he looked like a knock off evan peters in the dark so i really can’t judge 😩

  • ★★★★ review by davidehrlich on Letterboxd

    Imagine if Gaspar Noé and (the late) Andrzej Zulawski collaborated on a remake of “The Little Mermaid” and you’ll have a faint idea of what to expect from Agnieszka Smoczynska’s “The Lure,” a wonderfully demented new musical that bridges the gap between Hans Christian Andersen and Nine Inch Nails.

    The fun begins in Communist-era Poland, where a mopey young musician named Mietek (Jakub Gierszal) stands by the waters of Warsaw and strums a folksy lament. If Mietek doesn’t seem all that surprised when two comely sea sirens pop their heads out of the surf and sing a reply (promising not to eat him, natch), perhaps that’s because he’s a little tipsy — given the strange energy that pumps through Smoczynska’s film from start to finish, it won’t be long before you know just how he feels.


  • ★★★½ review by willa on Letterboxd

    everything grimes wishes she was

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