Rebecca has dropped on Netflix, and trust me when I say, it’s a snoozefest.
I had such high hopes for this film, because it is a remake of the Hitchcock film from 1940 — and I absolutely LOVE me some Alfred Hitchcock!
I mean, the original Rebecca won Alfred Hitchcock his only Academy Award for Best Picture. It was just that good.
BUT, this remake? No. Just No. Go grab yourself a copy of the original, and watch that instead. You will thank me.
This 2020 version of Rebecca stars Lily James and Armie Hammer. Now, I’m not here to judge, but the original starred Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine — who were HUGE at the time.
I’m not going to lie. I had to look up who Lily James and Armie Hammer even are. Lily was in the 2015 live-action Cinderella (I didn’t see it), Armie was in Gossip Girl (I should have known that).
So, the premise of Rebecca is that a young newlywed couple moves into the estate owned by the wealthy husband.
The husband was formerly married to a woman named Rebecca, and her memory is EVERYWHERE — from monogramed blankets on the bed, to her hairbrush still on the dresser, to her perfume still in her bedroom.
I am pretty sure (only based on the fact that this was an Alfred Hitchcock film) that this film is supposed to be a suspense movie — which it is — but it gets so convoluted, with other genres.
I mean, it tries to be a romance story, a horror flick, a suspense thriller, an art house film, a coming of age story — basically, it tries too hard.
I can sum up the movie pretty fast for you. Newlywed couple. Suspect housekeeper. Some stuff happens. The husband might be a bit deranged. The end.
That is seriously about all you need to know.
BUT, don’t take MY word for it. Go watch it yourself. You might think it’s the best film ever. *Shrug Emoji*