Sunday, October 08, 2023

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 8: No One Will Save You (2023)

No One Will Save You starts like a movie tailor-made for me. A young woman in a vintage chenille robe chooses which 1940's day dress to wear for her day of sewing mid-century dresses in her remote home filled with miniatures. Is this a period piece? What's up with this chick and can I be her friend?

Pretty soon it becomes clear that this young woman lives in the now, but her existence is a lonely and sheltered one. Her neighbors turn away from her with seeming disgust when they see her, and she actively avoids interactions with people in town. Something obviously happened in her past, and that means when the aliens arrive, she's got to deal with them on her own.

Yes, this is an alien invasion movie, but it's an unusual one. The world may be under attack, but the story feels intimate and small. There are only two lines of dialogue in the entire film, but thankfully Kaitlyn Dever is the star, and she is more than up to that challenge. It also has one of the more unique endings to any alien invasion story I've ever seen. (It would make an excellent double feature with Nope.) I was pleasantly surprised by this one!

No One Will Save You is currently streaming on Hulu.

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