An alien entity inhabits the earthly form of a seductive young woman who combs the Scottish highways in search of the human prey it is here to plunder. It lures its isolated and forsaken male victims into an otherworldly dimension where they are stripped and consumed. But life in all its complexity starts to change the alien. It begins to see itself as âsheâ, as human, with tragic and terrifying consequences. UNDER THE SKIN is about seeing ourselves through alien eyes.
This movie by Jonathan Glazer based on Michel Faber's novel of the same name,you'll find it either the most bizarre movie experience,with some quite disturbing scenes,you've ever encountered, or a pure work of genus. The beautiful Scarlett Johansson plays the part of the Alien entity like the role was written for her,traveling over Scotland in a white van seeking out male victims, luring the males into an otherworldly dimension, where they are consumed, but soon the process of the hunt, the way she has to people watch and converse with these strange soft skinned hairless apes,starts to infect her with humanity, empathy and soon social awareness brings her to a isolated area, the ending reminds me of American Beauty, I won't spoil it anymore for you, It's a good DVD presentation.
a modern classic, beautifully shot. With limited dialogue, allowing the tension to build. Eerie, unflinching, disturbing, shocking, dark. It has several moments that will stay with you forever and will (eventually) go down in cinematic history. Contains a line - delivered by Adam Pearson to Scarlett Johanssen - that may even make you burst out laughing due to it's mundanity. Celluloid + Sliver Screen = ' Under The Skin'.
This review is from: Under The Skin [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray) An 'Alien-Being' assumes the human form of a female victim, a temptress to lure in human prey for harvest. She combs the streets and highways in 'Scotland' in her search of unsuspecting males luring them into an out of this World dimension where her victims are sunk into a substance almost certainly for further attention from her kind. She'll only approach prospective victims if alone. She carries out her tasks with great efficiency and without emotion or conscience. She has a minder that watches over her, clearing up any loose ends she may leave lying around. Being in and around humans and liking what she see's in a mirror she begins to see herself in a different light. The consequences of her confusion in trying to embrace human behaviour can only really end badly. Because she has side-stepped her purpose and has failed to be where she is supposed to be, her 'minder' goes in search for the stray. An interesting concept which works well in the main, perhaps losing it's way now and then, not enough to trouble you too much. 'Scarlett Johansson' gives a seductive and mesmerising performance as the 'Alien' Temptress. Bonus Features - * Behind the scenes interviews on - * Camera - Casting - Editing - Locations - Music - Poster Design - Production Design - Script - Sound - VFX.
Funnily enough, I really enjoyed this film. Didn't expect much (Scottish financed, shot in Scotland) but actually it was very absorbing. Not your usual horror/science fiction, it was very atmospheric and for once no CGI!! And of course........... Scarlett Johansonn. Who could ask for more, especially the nude scenes (or was that a body-double? Who cares). I was bored watching the last two Mockingjay films of Jennifer Lawrence and rate 'Under the Skin' much better.