Fantastic Fest Movie Review: RABBIT
Rabbit tells the tale of Maude Ashton, a 25 year old med student that is haunted by visions of her identical twin's abduction. Maude's family believes her sister is dead after disappearing a year earlier, but Maude's instincts tell her otherwise. She sets off on a quest to follow her grisly visions in order to discover the truth about her sister.
Rabbit has an interesting premise, but it plays like a poor film graduate's thesis project. The plot tries to swerve into various mysteries but leaves many plot holes and gaps in logic. The score is overbearing, the framing seems like there's too much head space on the screen, and I was simply glad when the movie ended.
Without spoiling things, Rabbit wants to be a high-art version of Get Out but without the charm or skill. If you are at Fantastic Fest and are contemplating watching Rabbit during the second half of the fest, then let me help you out: pick something else.