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The Neon Demon (2016)

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When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

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The sixteen year-old aspiring model Jesse arrives in Los Angeles expecting to be a successful model. The aspirant photographer Dean takes photos for her portfolio and dates her. Jesse befriends the lesbian makeup artist Ruby and then the envious models Gigi and Sarah in a party. Meanwhile the agency considers Jesse beautiful with a "thing" that makes her different and she is sent to the professional photographer Jack. Jesse attracts he attention of the industry and has a successful beginning of career. But Ruby, Gigi and Sarah are capable to do anything to get her "thing". Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, bloody images, graphic nudity, a scene of aberrant sexuality, and language | See all certifications »

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24 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Neonski demon  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$589,014 (USA) (24 June 2016)

Gross:

$1,330,827 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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Trivia

When director of photography Natasha Braier read the script, she didn't really like it and when meeting with Nicolas Winding Refn, she told him honestly what wasn't working for her. He smiled, and replied, "Oh, you got the fake script". See more »

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When Jesse is wiping the fake blood from her neck and shoulders in the mirror, and Ruby comes to help, the blood stains change shape continuously from one shot to the next. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: Something's in my room!
Hank: What do you mean something's in your room?
Jesse: I saw something in my room!
Hank: Are you high?
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Connections

References Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) See more »

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Waving Goodbye
Performed by Sia
Produced & Engineered by Diplo & Djemba Djemba
Written by Sia
Recorded at Mad Decent Studios
Sia appears courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Records
Diplo appears courtesy of Mad Decent
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A triumphant visual flare
11 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie, it was both captivating and visually stunning, the story focuses around Jesse who moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. The head of her agency tells the innocent teen that she has the qualities to become a top star. Jesse soon faces the wrath of ruthless vixens who despise her fresh- faced beauty. On top of that, she must contend with a seedy motel manager and a creepy photographer. As Jesse starts to take the fashion world by storm, her personality changes in ways that could help her against her cut-throat rivals.

This movie was original and beautiful, Elle Fanning's performance was brilliant but the person who stood out to me the most was Jena Malone, she was both sexy and mysterious and this is definitely a career highlight. 'The Neon Demon' will be a classic in the future and is simply fantastic.


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