Some Noomi Rapace ….Daisy Diamond and Babycall short reviews
I recently looked up what Noomi Rapace did before the Millenium Trilogy and was reminded by a friend about her new movie.. Daisy Diamond was interesting , cuz it seemed to have a lot of nudity going on…and yeah, it does.
The new one, Babycall doesn`t have that, but it`s not like she is a porn star, right?
Anyway, I got those two films, watched them…and boy was it depressing.
Not even the nudity in Daisy Diamond was able to cheer me up, cuz in the context of it all my boner faded fast.
In Daiy Diamond she plays an actress. She goes to Denmark to find work in movies. But she is not alone, she has a little girl, 4months old. She is unable to cope with both child and the tough auditions she goes through. She is getting rejected, time after time, sometimes the baby is to blame, since she is forced to take it with her as the single mom that she is. She is totally stressed out, it all becomes too much, the baby is crying almost all of the time. Alone and overstrained , she makes a terrible, terrible decision….can`t tell you much more, it would spoil most of the film.. it is a well-made film, her acting is fearless and not easy to forget. I can see why she was chosen as Lisbeth Salander after seeing this. It is not a fun ride, only if you`re in the mood for something dark and artsy you should give it a shot. It is well worth seeing.
Babycall is a dark movie as well.
Plot via imdb:
After escaping an abusive husband Anna and her 8 year old son move to a secret location in a giant apartment building. Terrified that her ex-husband will find them she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son’s room at all times. But strange noises echo in the baby monitor from elsewhere in the building. As she witnesses the sounds of what she believes is another child being murdered she fears it is her own. Reliving the nightmare she recently escaped Anna will need to figure out what’s real and what isn’t before she loses her sanity and her child.
This , to me, was not much fun to watch, as it is one of these psycho drams, not my kind of topic, unless it is presented in a more entertaining fashion. It also concerns a kid, not as young as the baby in Daisy Diamond, but still…these 2 movies won`t cheer you up, especially if you are a parent. Here, she also takes drastic measures to escape something.
Well, if you are interested in serious drama stuff, try it. Me, I can do without.
I prefer her as Lisbeth so far, and I hope she gets a few good roles in the future that don`t involve that much depressing, disturbing themes and roles. Judging from the movies I have seen her in, she could have a brilliant career. I really hope that she lasts in this tough business and the call from Hollywood isn`t just a short fluke.