Who hasn’t ever wondered if their Tinder date might be a complete psychopath? Or a scammer as we’ve seen on other occasions? In this film that becomes the film debut of director Mimi Cave, we can see how Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan are immersed in a bizarre story of supposed “love”. In the United States it has already been available on Hulu since March 5, while in Spain we will have to wait until Friday April 15 to see it on Disney+, in the Star section.
Fresh tells the story of Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who meets the attractive Steve (Sebastian Stan) in a grocery store. Even with her bad experiences with dating apps, she takes a chance and gives him her number. After a first date, Noa falls in love and accepts Steve’s invitation to a romantic weekend getaway. But she discovers that her new lover has been hiding some unusual appetites from her.
Twisted, dark and at times gore Fresh has become a horror film that appeals to fans of the genre and those who can’t usually stand it for more than a few minutes. The director herself defined it as “an allegory of the modern dating world”.
The feature film unabashedly deals with what the modern dating world is like for a woman and plays with metaphors to reflect it as a horrible place that no one wants to return to. That’s where the real fear lies, not in the overly gory scenes.
And for a film of such caliber, a stellar cast is a must. One of them is Sebastian Stan, who has recently been seen as Tommy Lee in the series Pam & Tommy, plays a charming man who goes on what seems like an ordinary date, but which, throughout the nearly two-hour running time of the film, it becomes clear that it is not very ordinary. A wolf in sheep’s clothing who soon shows his true intentions.
And his filming partner and the other main protagonist of the film is Daisy Edgard-Jones, an actress who rose to fame for her performance in the series Normal People, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Leading Actress. Like Sebastian, her performance has been highlighted as one of the best aspects of the film.