Vivarium

Vivarium
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • Directed by: Lorcan Finnegan
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Jonathan Aris

Gemma (Poots) and Tom (Eisenberg) are a likeable pair who meet creepy property pusher Martin (Aris), who leads them to an eerie housing development from which there appears to be literally no escape. Engaging, vigorously performed sci-fi satire with a devastatingly simple concept; not wildly original but effective, and parents in particular might find uncomfortable resonances.

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Vivarium

23 Mar 20204 stars

Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg are the stars of an ingenious sci-fi satire, from Lorcan Finnegan

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