April 12, 2019 - the release date of the film "Her Smell" (2018) with famous actors and a trailer that is in the public domain. Popular western movie stars appeared in unexpected images of punk musicians, and the main theme of the film was finding inspiration for further success and creativity.
The rating of expectation of films by Russian viewers is estimated at 98%. The rating on KinoPoisk is 5.6, on IMDb - 6.2.
Genre: musical drama
Producer: Alex Ross Perry
World Release: September 9, 2018 in the world
US Premiere: April 12, 2019
Cast: Elizabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Agness Dane, Gail Rankin, Ashley Benson, Dylan Gelula, Ica Darville, Lindsay Burge, Hannah Gross and others.
Alcohol is one of the things that impedes a normal life and finding happiness. How do music stars who are addicted to this addictive drug struggle with this?
The once-famous female punk band "Something She" is now in the shadow of the younger and inexperienced but talented band "Spin Cover". Most of the blame for the decline lies with the soloist Becky, whose unpredictable behavior, problems with addiction to alcohol and generally unpleasant nature, led to the cancellation of the tour and the delay of the album. Her bandmates have long been disappointed that Becky may change, but because of fear and love for her, they still remain in the gloomy group. Becky's husband provides her behind the scenes with divorce papers, but even now he still adores her and brings his little daughter to the room to visit her. Over the course of five scenes, we will see Becky's life, which is about to drain down the drain, like some kind of foul-smelling garbage ...
Director and shooting
Alex Ross Perry, known for the films “Easy,” “Tiny Furniture”, “Queen of the Earth”, “Listen, Philip”, “Christopher Robin”, directed and scripted the project.
Perry and Elizabeth Moss also co-produced the film along with Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman and Adam Piotrovich under the direction of their studio Bow and Arrow Entertainment. The main shootings took place in New York, starting from April 23, 2018 and ending on May 18 of the same year.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2018. It was also shown at the New York Film Festival on September 29, 2018. Soon after, Gunpowder & Sky acquired the rights to distribute the film in the United States. It was also shown at the AFI Fest on November 10, 2018.
The film is planned to be released on April 12, 2019 in the United States. The premiere date in Russia is not yet called.
Elisabeth Moss, Ashley Benson, Amber Heard, Alex Ross Perry, and Cara Delevingne at an event for Her Smell (2018)
Most film critics praised the film.
The critical consensus of the Rotten Tomatoes website reads: “Combined with the exciting game of Elizabeth Moss, Her Smell is complex and admittedly uneven, but ultimately worth watching.”
From the American source Variety:
- "Ross Perry depicts a spiral in a wandering, semi-improvised style that is permeated with a sense of chaos but addictive over time, with each scene lasting several minutes longer than it should probably be."
- "Alex Ross Perry does not want to do an inspiringly gloomy and dirty musical. It would be too simple. But he feels" Her Smell ", like a psychodrama with a rumbling force, heavily weary of atonement. He does not have any actions, he has characters and comprehensive design. And that's not enough, but exciting. "
Actors and roles
In the film participated:
- The main star of the project was Elizabeth Mosswho played the rebellious punk queen of musicians (Lovers, Square, Lake Top, The Handmaid's Tale, Mad Men);
- Scandalous model and actress Cara Delevingne played the role of Cassie ("Anna Karenina", "The Face of an Angel", "Suicide Squad", "Paper Cities");
- Dan stevens played the role of Danny ("Walk among the graves", "Guest", "Beauty and the Beast", "Downton Abbey");
- Meryl Hell played an actress Agness Dane ("Long live Caesar," "Song of the Sunset," "Clash of the Titans");
- Gail Rankin played the role of Eli Vander Woolf ("The Greatest Showman", "Law and Order: Special Corps");
- Ashley Benson, star of "Pretty Little Liars", played the role of Roxy Rotten ("Rat", "Spring Break", "Eastwick");
- Dylan Gelula played the role of Dottie ("Unbending Kimmy Schmidt", "The Pursuit of Life");
- Ica Darville played by Yaema (Vampire Diaries, Big Wave, Spartacus: Blood and Sand);
- In the role of Lorraine acted Lindsey burge (“Easier than Simple,” “Without Obligations,” “Vice President”);
- Hannah gross played by Tiffany (Sinner, Mind Hunter).
Did you know that:
- Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne fell in love, working together on this film;
- At the New York Film Festival in 2018, Alex Ross Perry named Axl Rose the main inspiration for Becky's character. Perry also referred to the script structure for "Steve Jobs" (2015), with his scenes that span a long time.
The movie "Her Smell" with the trailer released and the release date in 2019 is worth watching because of the actors who perfectly showed the true relationship between the rock stars and the music industry in general. It will make you think about whether alcohol is really necessary in achieving inspiration.