Movies - TV
Pearl Features The Most
Uncomfortable End Credits
Of The Year
By MATTHEW BILODEAU
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for "Pearl."
"Pearl" is an unhinged beast all its own, emulating a bloody concoction of "Psycho," "Cinderella," and "The Wizard of Oz." The film closes on a haunting final shot that encompasses the twisted joy of Mia Goth's performance and has audiences squirming in their seats as the credits roll.
"Pearl" ultimately sees the titular character trying to fit into the dreamscape world of the pictures, while hacking, slashing, and suffocating folks along the way. After the chaos, "Pearl" ends with the iconic image shown above, but instead of keeping a still photo of the actress grinning, West rolls the credits while the actress tries to hang onto her happiness.
You can't help but sit in an uncomfortable stupor as she stares at the screen for at least a couple of minutes. "Pearl" is already a fascinating character piece, so adding the pressure of maintaining a pitch-perfect smile to close this carnival ride out is another point towards Goth’s killer performance.