Let me say this right off the bat, Fresh is not a bad movie but it definitely is not the best. You see, this film is a perfect blend of theoretically successful elements and practically not so successful ones.
First of all, without a doubt, this film had a lot of potential. It has an intriguing premise, an unusual concept, and some very intense sequences. Ultimately everything came down to the execution and that? Well that’s where this film failed.
Aside from that, this satirical “exposé” delivered some amazing performances from our two main leads: Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones. They have such an intense chemistry that you couldn’t help but feel drawn to both of their characters. Their mutual interactions and constant back and forth were probably the BEST aspect about this film.
Aesthetically speaking, Fresh didn’t really deliver anything out of the ordinary. The camera movements, the editing, and the overall styling were simple and tamed. but nonetheless they fitted the ambiance quite well.
My main problem with this film is that it didn’t dare to go the extra mile when it came down to its “provocative narrative”. The possibilities were endless and anything else would’ve made a much deeper impact.
Although Fresh didn’t turn out to be this controversial social commentary I was looking for, it did provide some interesting sequences and helped raise a question or two along the way.