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The first ‘Greta’ trailer spotlights Isabelle Huppert’s wild performance

We said she'd gone full Nicolas Cage, and this trailer will show you exactly how

Courtesy of TIFF
 

It’s a heavy trailer day already today, so we’ll be brief with this one: we were lucky enough to catch Neil Jordan’s Greta at TIFF earlier this year, and we had a lot of fun with it. It’s a solid little thriller, full of laughs intended and unintended, and it stars our forever fave Isabelle Huppert which is always a good thing. Still, it’s a bit of a hard movie to advertise, and we were a bit worried as to how they’d preserve its surprises. Well, we have the answer, and it’s a bit of a bummer.

Peep it, if you dare:

Well! We can safely say that that is almost an accurate representation of what this movie is like, but we’re kind of bummed to see how much of the movie is given away in this early trailer (if we were Focus, we would have stayed the hell away from cutting any of the last forty minutes into the trailer). But you probably already can see how Huppert hits a straight 9.0 on the Nicolas Cage richter scale. Seriously, this movie is a dumb good time, and we can’t wait for you to see it when it comes out.

 

Here’s a synopsis:

“A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award®-winning director Neil Jordan.”

Greta hits theaters on March 1.