Freaks (2018)

Director: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein
Writer: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Lexy Kolker, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, Ava Telek, Michelle Harrison, Matty Finochio
Seen on: 15.1.2022

Chloe (Lexy Kolker) lives with her father (Emile Hirsch) in a practically boarded up house. He has forbidden her to go outside, emphasizing how dangerous it is for her. But Chloe can’t help but long for the outside world, especially when Mr. Snowcone (Bruce Dern) drives past her house with his ice cream truck. When her obviously exhausted father falls asleep one afternoon, she can’t resist but running to the truck. A decision that changes both of their lives forever.

Freaks is fine, but it isn’t quite inventive enough to be very memorable. It has some solid ideas and good acting, but it treads along well-traveled paths when it should have allowed itself maybe a little more deviation. Too many superpower movies have come before it.

The film poster showing Chloe (Lexy Kolker) standing on the street next to a turned over police car, a helicopter hovering above.
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