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Her Smell (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Held together by a gripping lead performance from Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell is challenging and admittedly uneven, but ultimately worth the effort.

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Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) is a '90s punk rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio Something She. Now she plays smaller venues while grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom. When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

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Cast

Elisabeth Moss
as Becky Something
Cara Delevingne
as Crassie Cassie
Agyness Deyn
as Marielle Hell
Ashley Benson
as Roxie Rotten
Dylan Gelula
as Dottie O.Z.
Hannah Gross
as Tiffany
Virginia Madsen
as Ania Adamcyzk
Eric Stoltz
as Howard Goodman
Amber Heard
as Zelda E. Zekiel
Daisy Pugh
as Weiss-Tama
Keith Poulson
as Keith the Engineer
Jeremy Sample
as Security Guard
Gayle Rankin
as Ali Van der Wolff
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All Critics (137) | Top Critics (37)

There have been plenty of movies about self-destructive rock musicians, but none quite like this.

March 10, 2020 | Full Review…

There's a claustrophobic, almost airless feeling to this -- it's almost suffocating, but it's always compelling.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

You won't forget it. You can't forget it.

May 3, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

We basically don't get any escape [from Becky Something]. We are either right up in her face, with those close-ups and handheld camera, or they're employing a steadicam that follows her around as she stalks the rooms and corridors backstage.

April 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Stretched over 135 minutes and overloaded with shout-to-the-rafters confrontations, Her Smell has too much talking and squawking, and not enough rocking and rolling.

April 19, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Movies about self-destructing rock stars, whether based on real idols or centering on wholly invented characters, are often hackneyed. But Perry's pulsating, quicksilver film, boosted by Moss's jagged magnetism, vivifies the genre.

April 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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