A young woman working a mundane job dreams of overnight fame as a vigilante hero. A professor struggling to make ends meet dreams landing a coveted job with a tenure track. When the latter eventually cracks, taking his frustrations out on his neighbor’s dog, the former finds an opportunity to make her dreams come true.
A hard one to categorize and maybe not the easiest sell on Netflix, but bear with me here. It’s the first movie by Bong Joon-Ho, one of the best filmmakers out there right now, and a lot of what made his later efforts great is what makes this one stand out. Really well-made, a lot of fun despite the grim subject matter, comes with a good, dark sense of humor, and it’s just plain different, which is more than I can say of most movies I come across. If anything, it’s as good a reason as any to acquainted with the great Bong Joon-Ho.
It doesn’t have any reviews on Rotten Tomatoes for some reason, so you’re just gonna have to trust me on this one.