A dark comedy telling the story of the great director Alfred Hitchcock while he was making his horro movie Psycho. Dark comedy isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so not everyone will appreciate this movie. I thought it was really good, and one of Anthony Hopkins’ best performances. What I loved the most about this film was the portrayal of this marriage to Alma; the ups and downs they go through- support, doubts about the project and each other, feelings of betrayal resentment, and finally appreciation- just felt real, and even more so with Helen Mirren’s great piece of telling off Hitch. It was also interesting to see how Hitch was ‘communicating’ with the killer he was basing his movie on, although I think that could’ve had a bigger part in the movie.
Rating: Watch it for Anthony Hopkins’ performance, even if dark comedy isn’t up your alley. I give it 4 Oi’s out of 5.