A creepy confounding nightmare of a film – that starts off with a strong premise – that exudes shades of wit, a startling setting and well, Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots.
The sci-fi thriller ranks highly on the weird-o-meter with layer upon layer of metaphorical madness – slowly deteriorating into nothingness.
Major shout-outs to ‘The Twilight Zone’ as ‘Vivarium’ highlights themes of existentialism perfection, jealousy, parenthood, and a joyride to hell.
Trust Jesse Eisenberg to jump on board something as insane as this! But hey, both Eisenberg and Poots are absolutely terrific as they set out in search of the suburban dream. Watch this one at your own peril!
Synopsis: “Hoping to find the perfect place to live, a couple travel to a suburban neighbourhood in which all the houses look identical. But when they try to leave the labyrinth-like development, each road mysteriously takes them back to where they started.”