Personal Shopper can be found in horror section, but the movie is not a horror.
Personal Shopper is about character named Maureen played by Kristen Stewart . She is a young personal shopper for a celebrity woman. She also claimed to be a spiritual medium. She is devastated by sudden death of her twin brother Lewis from a congenital malformation of the heart, and she is trying to contact her dead brother.
The Review (Spoiler Free)
Personal Shopper is claim to be horror movie, but it is not. It is more of French flavored Art-House style drama. There is very little horror elements in it. Personal Shopper is one of those movie with very little music and a lot of focus on Maureen’s normal boring daily activities. It is definitely a slow-burner.
There are few creepy ghost scenes in the movie, when Maureen is trying contact her dead brother. But the movie didn’t stick to this main story but side track by other sub-stories that didn’t really make any sense. At the same time, the movie introduces little bit of murder mystery element in the story which didn’t really make any sense. Personal Shopper definitely goes through some identity crisis. It doesn’t know what it wants to be.
Kristen Stewart plays really depressing character, and after while, you get tried of her character. I am afraid she is typecast into this type of character on every movie she is in. Also I was surprised that she was topless in the movie.
The ending also was completely inexplicable. It appears that the movie attempts to try to be esoteric or cryptic with a seemingly inexplicable ending. The ending is abrupt, and ambiguous. Absolutely nothing in the movie preceding it in any way provided a clue to what is happening. Don’t even bother trying to figure out what the ending is all about.
At the end, Personal Shopper is not scary, it’s not mysterious, it’s not adventurous, it’s not thrilling, and it’s not dramatic.
Although Personal Shopper has some potential, it fails short. If you are looking for good scare, you will be disappointed. [2 out of 5 stars]
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