Sleeping Beauty

{3.5/5} “Rise up and walk, none of your bones are broken.”

Lucy is a university student — she works several jobs in order to pay tuition and rent. Even though she lives with her sister and brother-in-law, they get upset when she doesn’t pay the rent on time. Lucy is always ready to try something new, no matter how dangerous. She answers an ad for a well-paying job that has her serving drinks in lingerie. This job leads to an even more outrageous offer from her employer.

Sleeping Beauty was released in 2011.

This isn’t any version of the fairy tale — far from it. Like Tom Cruise’s character in Eyes Wide Shut, Lucy is drawn into a secret society in which¬†strange things are done behind closed doors.

But even though we follow Lucy throughout the movie, she’s still a bit mysterious. I was confused about a few things, including the ending. It’s a bit surreal, in the way that Melancholia was.

Emily Browning (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) does a great job of inhabiting the role of Lucy. I hope that she is able to find a better movie in which to display her talents. Somehow I doubt that Sucker Punch is a better movie.

The movie was directed by Julia Leigh (an author — this is the first movie she’s directed).

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