I was recommended to watch Eat by a friend of mine and I am thankful that she introduced me to this amazing movie.
Eat: Novella McClure is like most struggling actresses in Los Angeles: she’s in her early 30s, her fake name sounded cooler ten years ago, and she hasn’t landed a role in three years. To top it all off, she’s developed a disturbing habit of eating her own flesh. Novella desperately tries to hide her strange condition from her motherly landlord, Eesha, and somewhat psychopathic best friend, Candice, but her body and mind continue to deteriorate in the depressing world of failed auditions and sketchy night clubs. Can a romantic relationship with her psychiatrist prevent her from self destruction? Or will her fatal habit continue to eat away at her?
This movie is very beautiful and sad, the mixture of lighting against all blood is perfect. The gore scenes are intense and the character of Novella really drew me into the film. The title Eat is great, we eat to survive, Novella eats herself to survive through all the angst and the depression she is feeling, but the eating is making her more depressed in a way.
I as a viewer felt her struggle and was emotionally comitted to this film. The pace was great and it got better and better the more Novella ate. If you liked the French film In my skin (Dans ma pea) then you will like this one aswell.
Grading: 8 out 10.