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Disney’s latest film, Fresh, has been panned by critics who were stunned by the film’s unexpectedly gory plot: a serial killer cannibal who takes a victim to dismember her and sell her body parts to the rich so they they eat them

The film premiered virtually through the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday and will be available to stream on Disney-owned Hulu on March 4.

The film was produced by Legendary and was acquired by Searchlight, one of Disney’s subsidiaries.

While some critics are embracing it as an edgy new take on the likes of American Psycho, others say it’s downright “disgusting” and gratuitously gory.

Some are stunned by Disney’s departure from family content to an R-rated blood-and-guts thriller.

The film stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, who played Marianne in the Normal People miniseries, and Sebastian Stan from Captain America.

The new stars are Daisy Edgar-Jones, who played Marianne in the Normal People miniseries, and Sebastian Stan from Captain America.  He is a handsome neurosurgeon who seduces women and then brings them to his country house to be cut up and eaten.

The new stars are Daisy Edgar-Jones, who played Marianne in the Normal People miniseries, and Sebastian Stan from Captain America. He is a handsome neurosurgeon who seduces women and then brings them to his country house to be cut up and eaten.

Edgar-Jones plays Noah, who is fed up with online dating apps and meets Steve at the grocery store.

Edgar-Jones plays Noah, who is fed up with online dating apps and meets Steve at the grocery store.

Stan’s character, Steve, plays a handsome and charming neurosurgeon who meets Noah (Edgar-Jones) at the supermarket.

Noah, fed up with online dating, throws himself into the relationship and after only a few dates, agrees to go to his house in the country.

That is where he dismembers her to feed his clients with parts of her body, as he has done with other women, some of whom remain prisoners in the house.

Even Lecter could be repulsed by what’s going on here.

Deadline Critic Pete Hammond

The sickest part is that he not only eats them himself, but sells their limbs and organs as food to other cannibals for a fee.

The film was praised by some due to its director, Mimi Cave.

They praised her dealing with topics such as the consumption of the female body and the horrors of modern dating.

But most couldn’t get over the shocking and inevitable blood involved.

Deadline reviewer Pete Hammond joked, “Even Lecter might be repulsed by what’s going on here, not just for Steve’s perverted pleasure, but as a business he runs, where customers will clearly push back the image of men one after the other.” hundreds of years”.

You’d be forgiven for assuming that a movie co-starring Daisy Edgar-Jones (the star of the heavy sex scene “Normal People”) and Sebastian Stan (a man who has no shirt) would be a hot movie. -Romance of blood.

“But Fresh is more likely to make you throw up than send you running for a cold shower,” he wrote. New York Post film critic Johnny Oleksinski.

I entered #Fresh without knowing the plot. I thought this was a romantic comedy about dating a vampire (it said unusual appetite). Baby.

‘This was a mental shit movie. The less you know, the better,” tweeted a critic from the African American Film Critics Association.

Others expressed surprise that Disney had taken it on.

“This is a horror movie that’s pretty disgusting, not terribly smart, but Disney, yes Disney, will release this year,” he wrote. Roger Friedman de Showbiz 411.

Critic Josh Encinias said he was

Reviewer Josh Encinias said he was “disturbed” by the film, albeit in a “good way”.

'The less you know, the better' was this film critic's observation after seeing the film at the virtual Sundance festival on Thursday

‘The less you know, the better’ was this film critic’s observation after seeing the film at the virtual Sundance festival on Thursday

The couple is shown filming in Vancouver last year.  The film will be available on Hulu on March 4.

The couple is shown filming in Vancouver last year. The film will be available on Hulu on March 4.

Edgar-Jones is best known for her role as Marianne in the miniseries Normal People.

Edgar-Jones is best known for her role as Marianne in the miniseries Normal People.

In the film’s production notes, director Mimi Cave, who has so far been best known for making music videos, said, “Some of the biggest themes I’ve chosen to explore are consumption, the commodification of the female body, and the power dynamics. of love relationships.’

“There are a lot of tropes in this movie that are there for a reason, and we hope to challenge them. We’re twisting them in a different way,” he recently told Variety.

Searchlight representatives did not immediately respond to requests about the film Monday morning.

The movie was filmed in Vancouver last year.

Edgar-Jones, in the Variety interview ahead of his debut last week, said: ‘[The film] it’s kind of exposing this level of fear of threats that we live with without even discussing or questioning.

“What’s so wonderful is being able to explore that and at the same time create something that’s really entertaining. There’s a lot of black humor throughout this script, and I love that.’

Stan, who has also had roles on Gossip Girl, said, “Fresh was very complex and kind of surprising. [It] kind of strip the rug from under the feet. As actors, it’s a nice challenge.’


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