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The Substance

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93% Tomatometer 44 Reviews Have you ever dreamt of a better version of yourself? You, only better in every way. You should try this new product, it's called The Substance. IT CHANGED MY LIFE. With The Substance, you can generate another you: younger, more beautiful, more perfect. You just have to share time -- one week for one, one week for the other. A perfect balance of seven days each... Easy right? If you respect the balance... What could possibly go wrong? Read More Read Less
The Substance

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Audaciously gross, wickedly clever, and possibly Demi Moore's finest hour, The Substance is a gasp-inducing feat from writer-director Coralie Fargeat.

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Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine The humanity of Demi Moore’s performance, the greatest of her career, gives Coralie Fargeat’s boldest ideas an emotional backbeat. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 1, 2024 Full Review Justin Chang New Yorker Whether the outlandish premise and its blood-gushing fallout withstand intellectual scrutiny, there’s no doubting the ferocity of the two leads, Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley, or Fargeat’s sheer filmmaking verve. May 30, 2024 Full Review Peter Howell Toronto Star This masterful manifestation of cinema grotesque from Coralie Fargeat hat-tips and then one-ups David Cronenberg for body horror gross-outs. Midnight movie programmers and fans, start your engines. Rated: 3/4 May 28, 2024 Full Review Joonatan Itkonen Toisto.net The Substance plays out like an old-fashioned ghost story. More than once, it reminded me of Tales from the Crypt. It’s a simple story that is effectively told, and with just enough satire to bite into before the climax goes entirely off the rails. Rated: 4/5 Jul 3, 2024 Full Review Wael Khairy The Cairo Scene I've never seen so many people storm out of a cinema during its final thirty minutes. But these weren't your typical walkouts. They didn't hate the film, it was more likely the fact that they couldn’t handle it...the most batshit crazy film of the year. Jun 25, 2024 Full Review Zhuo-Ning Su Awards Daily Relentless, thought-provoking and morbidly fun, The Substance is a new horror classic. Jun 12, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Synopsis Have you ever dreamt of a better version of yourself? You, only better in every way. You should try this new product, it's called The Substance. IT CHANGED MY LIFE. With The Substance, you can generate another you: younger, more beautiful, more perfect. You just have to share time -- one week for one, one week for the other. A perfect balance of seven days each... Easy right? If you respect the balance... What could possibly go wrong?
Director
Coralie Fargeat
Producer
Coralie Fargeat, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan
Screenwriter
Coralie Fargeat
Production Co
Working Title Films
Rating
R (Strong Violent Content|Gore|Language|Graphic Nudity)
Genre
Horror, Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
2h 20m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital