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.

A mixture of Misery and Fatal Attraction Director Neil Jordan’s Greta starts off well but by the half way stage it runs out of steam and becomes more and more ridiculous the longer it goes on. By the time it comes to the farcical final act it’s difficult to know if you should be screaming or laughing such is the absurdity of it all. How Greta manages to get away with what she does, especially in public, is amazing.

Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert try the best they can with the material they’ve been provided with unfortunately even two actors of their calibre can’t save Greta from being a complete bomb.


Greta (15)

1h 39m

Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Stephen Rea

UK Release: Friday 19th April 2019

Greta - "The Purses" Clip

Greta - "The Chablis" Clip