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Right, what the jeff have I just watched? Films that make you go ???

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Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sun 11-Oct-15 09:14:11

Watched Under the Skin with Scarlett Johansson last night with Dh. We knew kind of what was going on, but it was a bit hmm.
Any other films that baffle?

DadDadDad Sun 11-Oct-15 20:38:34

Looking at this list, I'd pick out Memento and Primer as films that left my head spinning (second viewing helps!)

I watched Under the Skin last week, knowing it had had very good reviews. Clearly, it was intended to be mysterious with some of the scenes genuinely alien. I thought it was very effective as the unconventional nature of the story and the bizarre twists helped to create that unsettling feeling of suspense. Also, it was interesting how it inverted the stereotype of a lone man picking up women - if it had been that way round, we would have expected the women to come to a nasty end; it was much more shocking for a woman to coldly bump off men - then that was subverted when she was the vulnerable one at the end. Sorry, getting carried away - sign of a good film!

Wishful80smontage Sun 11-Oct-15 20:42:20

Be kind rewind- we only got halfway through and gave up. Never has a film been so misrepresented by its trailer.

AbiBranning Sun 11-Oct-15 20:43:52

Place Beyond the Pines and Interstellar, both WTF.

expatinscotland Sun 11-Oct-15 20:44:23

Jacob's Ladder. WTAF?

BlueBlueBelles Sun 11-Oct-15 20:50:44

Hobnails on Whitehall I think it was called - ewan mcgregor and others as barbie dolls acting out World War Two dramas. Three of us in the cinema when it came out. We all looked at each other and went WTF when the lights came up.

echt Fri 16-Oct-15 09:01:32


'Nuff said.

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Fri 16-Oct-15 09:11:03

Ah echt you beat me to it!

When I was a young one I went through my David Lynch phase (probably because of the popularity of Twin Peaks).

Eraserhead is one of the weirdest films ever made but I also remember it being very sad sad

Peaceloveandpartyrings Fri 16-Oct-15 09:17:51

Antichrist by Lars von Trier. What the fucketty fuck!? "Chaos reigns" still haunts me.

Peaceloveandpartyrings Fri 16-Oct-15 09:18:34

Antichrist by Lars von Trier. What the fucketty fuck!? "Chaos reigns" still haunts me.

Peaceloveandpartyrings Fri 16-Oct-15 09:19:01

Sorry for double post <glares at app>

BrianBettyGrable Sun 18-Oct-15 15:19:46

I HATED Under The Skin.
Holy Motors is another that left me utterly cold and WTF.

Conversely I loved The Place Beyond The Pines.

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Sun 18-Oct-15 15:23:55

Solaris, didn't get it and didn't really care much by the end.

Purplerunner Sat 24-Oct-15 20:19:27

Ha! I came on here to say Under the Skin. We left the cinema bamboozled grin

PotOfYoghurt Sat 24-Oct-15 20:48:47

Haha I came on to say Eraserhead too. That wins by far.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 24-Oct-15 20:52:19

Being John Malkovich, spent the whole film looking like thlhmm

happystory Wed 28-Oct-15 19:13:15

Dh only wanted to see Under the Skin cos of the lovely Scarlett. Even he was a tad disappointed!

Maplessglobe Wed 28-Oct-15 19:20:08

Mulholland drive. Unfathomable and melancholic is not a good combination.

VulcanWoman Wed 28-Oct-15 21:40:38

A river runs through it, what the heck was the point.

Bananajam Sun 01-Nov-15 21:47:29

The Overnight confused

eurochick Sun 01-Nov-15 21:49:57

The bonkers one with Bjork in it. It is the only time I have come close to walking out of the cinema.

Maplessglobe Mon 02-Nov-15 12:06:02

euro do you mean 'dancer in the dark?' I loved that! sobbed at the end

spritefairy Tue 03-Nov-15 17:54:11


TheHiphopopotamus Sun 08-Nov-15 21:03:21

Yes to Interstellar

And Inherent Vice

southeastastra Sun 08-Nov-15 21:09:01

i really love jacobs ladder expat, i think it's really sad and a bit wtf spoilt though by that weirdo kid

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