Last year’s Netflix original, THE PERFECTION, starring Allison Williams and Logan Browning, received some general buzz after the station promoted it robustly. Its interesting twists and turns as it dabbed its toes in various horror subgenres gave it some legs and a larger audience that included thriller fans. Either way the film was very polarizing as a result.
Charlotte (Allison Williams), a cello prodigy, had to quit training to return to take care of her mother. While away, Bachoff Academy and its headmaster, Anton (Steven Weber), took on a new sensation, Lizzie Wells (Logan Browning). During a new recruiting mission to Shanghai, China, Lizzie and Charlotte become close and decide to take a trip across China as a vacation. Soon secrets are revealed that may show each isn’t who they say they are nor is Bachoff Academy as it may seem.
Directed by television director Richard Shephard, the film appeared in Q2 of 2019 to fairly good reviews. With its change of theme at least three times, the movie did confuse some while appearing quite different in tone to others. Dark Discussions decides to take a look at this contentious movie.