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Personal Shopper

(France, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, 2016)

Kristin Stewart is the personal assistant for a supermodel, which is a pretty weird job if you ask me. She buys stuff for the model to wear. She believes she is a medium of some sort, and tries to contact her twin brother who died recently. They made a pact that whoever died first would try to contact the other. Then the model gets murdered.

I felt this was really a mess. She gets text messages from an unknown person who seems to know way too much about her. When the texter is revealed, there is little to no explanation of how, or why, he did what he did. Then she is off to … Oman? Why? I can’t remember. There she has a pretty uninteresting encounter with a glass floating in the air, which falls and shatters. She seems to be getting messages (one thump for yes, two for no) and the possibility is raised that she is the one who is dead. By then I was totally uninterested. I’m as able to enjoy a good ghost story as anyone else. This isn’t it.