Bodies Bodies Bodies
Release Date: August 5
Director: Helina Reijn
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova,
and Pete Davidson
Mister Marquee Says: killer
When Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) and her new girlfriend Bee (Maria Bakalova) go to a hurricane party full of Sophie’s rich friends at David’s (Pete Davidson) house, things get out of hand. A game of the murder mystery drinking game bodies, bodies, bodies soon devolves into, well, bodies, bodies, bodies.
Bodies Bodies Bodies is Murder on the Orient Express with a bunch of coked out vapid Instagram influencers. It is a hilarious satire of the rich and the fake subset of Gen Z in general. Pete Davidson is particularly great as the most punchable man on the planet, a role he was born to play.
The social criticism may be superficial at best, but considering Director Helina Reijn and screenwriter Sarah DeLappe are taking aim at a particularly superficial wing of the Tik Tok generation, it works. As the paranoia grows, the “friends” start to let their true feelings about each other fly, and we start to see the carefully curated social media images of our characters unravel in spectacular and gory fashion.
Bodies Bodies Bodies is well paced and sharp, with biting whit. It’s a gory good time and defiantly sticks out. The ending is something to behold.