Editor’s Note: The following contains bodybuilder spoilers.The latest version of A24, Bodies Bodies and BodiesAnd the It features a perfectly molded assembly. From Amandla StenbergThe mysterious main character, Sophie, to Maria Bakalova As the deer intruder in the headlights, Bee, each actor strikes the perfect balance between comedy and fear, making this hilarious horror movie an enjoyable ride. But there is a certain member of the group who achieves more balance than their co-stars and that is Rachel Cenot. Sennott plays the out-of-touch but (sort of) well-meaning, podcaster Alice with her older boyfriend, Greg (played carelessly by Lee Piece).
In a world where telling your friend that they caused you a wound is deeper than a gunshot wound, Alice in Snoot feels right at home. From its intro to its gray ending, it has been the main source of comedy in every scene. This really comes from Synote’s conviction in her delivery line. Alice will say some of the most unusual lines in the movie, even when the scene is meant to take a serious note: When the group begins to believe that Greg could be the killer, Alice says with the utmost sincerity “Well, he’s a Libra Moon, and that says a lot!” Even though she’s come up with questionable theories and analyzes, usually at the worst of times, you know that Alice really thinks she has a point, and it kind of makes you think she does too.
If this movie had been made twenty years ago, Alice’s character might have been portrayed as the “dumb blonde” who gets killed first. But Snot prevents that from happening. She never let Alice feel like a caricature. Yes, Alice may be a little reckless, but Cenote’s devotion to the character prevents Alice from going into “stupid friend” territory. This also prevents her outrageous discoveries from suspenseful of the plot – every scene can be both tense and funny. Alice is undoubtedly a member of the goodwill group of friends. Sure, she’s offering a drink to the sober Sophie now, even though she’s just come out of rehab, but these clumsiness and pitfalls make her more relevant to being off the set.
One of the movie’s best moments was during the final showdown between the four surviving ones. In one of the darkest scenes, Bea confesses to Sophie and the others that her mother has borderline personality disorder. You might think that no one really cares at this point, given that they are convinced they can be killed at any moment (and the group becomes more wary of Bee every second), but Alice doesn’t let this important opportunity to regret serious mental illness slip away, like so many progressives and Awakened Gen Zs. Alice “courageously” admits to others that she has a body malfunction, and although the timing makes it a funny revelation, Alice firmly believes that she sympathizes with Bee. All of this makes for effective satire about how people use serious issues like mental illness to make moments about themselves, and Sennott executed it perfectly.
This extends to the topic of race. Sophie deplores the fact that when she, a black woman, does drugs, everyone is quick to call her a “problem.” But when Alice and David (Pete Davidson) Both are white, strains of cocaine, no one blinking an eye. Alice, obviously uncomfortable but determined to be a good “ally,” writes overused language not to make Sophie realize she’s acknowledging the injustice, but to make sure she doesn’t reach a fate worse than death – being scrapped.
It’s times like these where you realize how important Alice’s character (and Cenote’s performance) is to the movie as a whole. Although things get bloody at this point in the movie, Alice’s lack of self-awareness and ability to timing her discovery brings the movie back to what it says on the box—comedy. It’s not a physical joke (though her screeching cries get plenty of laughs) but rather plays a young woman of her generation who proudly stands up for what she believes in. Again, it doesn’t sound like a caricature, because even though Alice is one of the more outlandish characters (except for Greg), there is a subtle undercurrent of seriousness that Cenote brings to the character. We can all recognize parts of Alice’s personality, whether it’s vomiting the words, judging people based on their star signs, or simply not knowing the right thing to say. It sums up the worst and best parts of Generation Z culture and that’s why you’re laughing – because you’ve heard it all before.
Alice comes out with a bang, literally. Jordan (Mihala Herold) She shoots Alice after Sophie beats Jordan for listening to hate her podcast (it may actually hurt more than the gunshot itself). Instead of falling to the ground, or other reactions we’ve seen so often in the movies, she’s still able to express her deepest thoughts despite being mortally wounded. “I’ve never been shot before, and that really hurts!!” She screams in complete disbelief. Alice, despite minutes of death, still makes the most common and obvious observations. It is the perfect combination of credulity and seriousness. She heightens the stakes of the story because Alice makes the audience remember that these are just guys who find themselves in the most terrifying circumstances. It’s a fairly small but important element brought in to remind us that these characters are far from deep and anything can happen to them at any moment.
Bodies Bodies and Bodies It is one of the most popular Gen Z-centric films ever released. It can be difficult for a film to capture a specific era, the zeitgeist, or a generation as a whole because the trends and ideologies that compose it are constantly changing. We saw this on the last Hulu Not okay who is desperately trying to be modern but uses trends from 2021 that now look like decades. Corpses He does not have this problem. The dialogue is full of Gen Z jargon and slang, and the characters, despite literally willing to kill each other to survive, still have their political correctness high on their minds. Sennott’s Alice embodies all of this and still manages to make it a comedic performance that all audiences can enjoy.
Suffice it to say, Rachel Sinnott, even based on her two most famous films, Corpses And the shiva baby, is the cheerful voice of Generation Z. Not only is she a talented physical comedian, shiva baby It demands a lot from her body language and facial expressions, but it epitomizes the ideologies and feelings of Generation Z, never feeling coerced or assumed. She can make fun of and embody her generation, which makes her a strong new comedy player and we’re sure to see a lot more from her. Corpses It has an undoubtedly great cast, and every actor feels fully committed to the role. But Rachel Sennott as Alice is without a doubt one of the funniest shows of the year so far, and I’m sure it’s only a small part of what’s to come for the twenty-six-year-old.