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Because of how timezones work, Australia got this first
It's a Charlie Kaufman Netflix Original, based on a 2016 book I didn't read.
Kaufman combined with the lack of boundaries of a Netflix movie means this is super indulgent, creatively, even more so than Synedoche, but I still really liked it.
My favourite thing about it was using the inconsistency of the characters (their ages, jobs, appearance) from scene to scene (the protagonist's job/area of study changes about five times in the first half) to create the unsettling mood. Toni Collete ages and de-ages within one scene in particular; the narrative doesn't really mention it, but the protagonist (who is unnamed) does.
It's less entertaining if you go into it with a view to "crack" the code and figure out the mystery. Just let it be weird. The resolution is underwhelming.
EDIT: Also, it's actually really funny. The main character's boyfriend tells a horrifying and disgusting story about how all the pigs recently died on the family farm; a scene later, his mother serves them a ham saying "everything served here is fresh from the farm".
Kev, I looked the book up and spoiled the ending for myself by reading the wiki page. It sounds like a long Twilight Zone episode.
The book is still very much worth a read, even knowing the twist. I finally got around to watching the movie, and I really liked it. Kaufman kept things super ambiguous though. I can only imagine some people will be really frustrated by it because I know I'd be confused without the read prior.
However, I think this is still a really effective movie. It does a great job of creating unease and all the performances are fantastic (Tony Collette especially but unsurprisingly). I'd recommend this to anyone who's a fan of Kaufman's work.