Vivarium (2019)

“What am I suppose to do with him?” – Gemma

Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Apr 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A young couple buy a new house in a neighborhood where all of the houses are identical and get trapped in the area without a way to get out.

My Take on it – I had hoped that during a period of time when all of us in the world are trapped in our own homes, a film like this might speak to us really well.

Unfortunately, this is a horrendous film that ends up going absolutely no where (literally).

Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots are both great actors but this film just doesn’t give either of them enough to do with their characters.

The plot is completely crazy and makes no sense in the way that they present things.

My original thought that a film about being trapped in one’s own home would be a great things to watch during this world wide quarantine was completely wrong because the way that this movie actually portrays social distancing and the claustrophobic feeling on being stuck in one place doesn’t work at all.

There are too many points within this film where things are quite difficult to get through because they are boring and even other instances where it’s pretty painful to try and get through this absolutely horrendous idea.

The one interesting aspect of this film is the way that they show the labyrinth of houses, but beyond that, this movie has nothing to offer IMHO.

Bottom Line – Absolutely horrendous film that absolutely goes no where (literally). The story is terrible and is much too repetitive throughout. Eisenberg and Poots are both great actors but they aren’t given enough to do in this absolutely crazy film that makes no sense what so ever. Despite all of us now being quarantined in our own homes, this film’s idea of social distancing and claustrophobia doesn’t work at all and was not easy to get through because in some circumstances it was really painful to watch.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Second collaboration between Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots in 2019. The other was “The Art of Self-Defense.” Plus, this is their third collaboration overall; “Solitary Man” was their first. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (1/10)


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