Today we’re taking a closer look at a movie I hardly wait for to be released: Fresh. From the first moment that this was announced I was excited. Let’s see if it was worth the wait…
The Plot (according to RT):
FRESH follows Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who meets the alluring Steve (Sebastian Stan) at a grocery store and — given her frustration with dating apps — takes a chance and gives him her number. After their first date, Noa is smitten and accepts Steve’s invitation to a romantic weekend getaway. Only to find that her new paramour has been hiding some unusual appetites.
By now you all probably know that I’m a simple kind of gal. I see a movie has Sebastian Stan in it and I click. I only knew two things about Fresh before I sat down to watch it: Stan plays the lead and it’s gonna be weird. So, how could I not end up loving this movie?
We start out with a shitty date – let’s just pretend that twat didn’t happen, followed by a meet-cute. This was probably one of my favorite scenes like that I’ve ever seen, as were their interactions after that. Both characters were the perfect amount of weird and awkward, it felt realistic yet charming. Could ever rom-com ever please take notes? Thank you.
But y’all know already that this isn’t a rom-com. Far from it in fact. *spoilers ahead!*
Sebastian Stan’s character turns out to be not just a serial killer, they really upped the game for this film. He doesn’t just murder people, where would be the fun in that? No, he abducts women and then slowly cuts them to pieces selling the meat. Yes, you read that correctly. I shit you not. This movie is fucking crazy and I love it. There are so many amazing plot twists that you may or may not see coming. It feels quite unique, just unlike what I have seen before.
Fresh just comes with so many different aspects, at the beginning you have the rom-com vibe, then you get the horror movie vibe, followed by revenge-flick vibes. Oh, and we even get some moments in between that are comedic gold. I need Sebastian Stan to play more roles like this, I swear he was born for it. Daisy Edgar-Jones was also perfect in this by the way. I love the transformation she goes through over the course of the film.
Also, the soundtrack!!! The soundtrack had no business whatsoever being this good. I feel like I looked up probably every single song they played.
You can tell by now that I tremendously enjoyed this film. I fully recognize that this isn’t for everyone. Fresh is weird, funny, but also only for those with a strong stomach as it features some pretty graphic scenes. This isn’t rated R for no reason. But it was 100% up my alley and I couldn’t be happier with this movie. Two enthusiastic thumbs up from me!
Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!