As witnessed with In Dreams and The Crying Game, director Neil Jordan knows how to craft an intricate thriller. Jordan’s latest feature Greta, which he also co-wrote with Ray Wright, centers on a young girl named Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) who befriends a lonely widow (Isabelle Huppert) in the titular role). Frances is in need of a mother figure, but unfortunately Greta may be not as nurturing as she seems.
“It’s a really wild movie and a wild roller coaster ride,” said Moretz. “And I hope that people also really find tangible performances in it. I think each woman’s performance is very important and it’s not cheesy. It’s not heightened – it’s very realistic and it’s very naturalistic. You really get taken on a ride which you don’t expect to happen.”
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Greta is now out on Blu-ray and DVD. Special features included deleted scenes and the featurette “Great: Enemies and Friends.”