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Review: ‘Pearl’ will captivate you in an eerie period piece

Mia Goth astonishes as Pearl.

If you're a fan of classic films with a modern uncanny flare, then "Pearl" is for you. The film feels like you're stepping into a time machine while somehow keeping your attention.


Trapped on her family's isolated farm, Pearl must deal with her overbearing mother and take care of her sickly father. Pearl strives for a glamorous life and will not let her dreams of stardom fail. “Pear’“ stars Mia Goth as Pearl and David Corenswet as Howard. 

What I loved

Mia Goth. Goth does an amazing job at making a character so intriguing you can't help but keep your eyes on her. Even though there seems to be a lack of plot, Pearl herself will dazzle you with her star power and keep you watching.

What I didn't love

The lack of plot. Even now, the only thing I can take from this film is that Pearl wants to be a star, and my opinion is that she shows she is one. But other than that, there's not a lot of story to follow and nothing truly memorable.


My review is short, just like the film. It definitely takes you on a timey stroll that scares you sensile at some points. It’s a part of a trilogy story, and this is the prequel film, so that's something to keep in mind while watching it. I feel like I could watch the last hour of the film and it would still give me the entire story. 

I give "Pearl” a 5 out of 10.