Midsommar (2019)

By Ari Aster |
With Florence Pugh, Vilhelm Blomgren, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper |
Pandemic Movie Index (out of 5): 🦠🦠🦠🦠 |

Ok, so without going into too many details and revealing any spoilers, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind for this film:

  • Do not watch this film alone. 

  • Do not watch this film at night. 

  • Do not watch this film alone, at night. 

  • Do not watch this movie with kids — unless you’re willing to splurge on therapy afterwards. 

  • Do not think for a second you can snack while watching this film. You won’t. 

  • Do not think you can sleep while watching this film. You just won’t. During and after. 

Do not hold a small pet in your arms when you are watching this movie, unless you are prepared to see it airborne or wheezing for air as you inadvertently squeeze the life out of it. 

  • Do not watch this movie to cuddle with your loved one — your blood will curdle instead.

  • Do not think you can watch this film and then “forget about it” — forget about it. 

  • Do not pretend to know where this movie is going — you may have a clue, but you really don’t. 

  • Do not think this movie ends — it does, but then it will continue to live on, etched in your brain, like those disturbing memories from Christian summer camp when you were little. But worse. (Hopefully.)

  • Do not watch this movie and then plan a trip to rural Sweden to complete a thesis on communal living. (You won't.)

  • Do not watch this movie and try to assemble IKEA furniture afterwards — the names of the pieces you bought may provoke violent reactions or flashbacks. 

  • And please, whatever you do, if you have never heard of this film before, do not read anything about it.

Just watch this movie. 

But don’t say you weren’t forewarned.


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