In Her Skin (2009)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 65

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AKA: I Am You
Directed by: Simone North
Starring: Ruth Bradley (Caroline), Guy Pearce (Mike Barber), Miranda Otto (Elizabeth Barber), Kate Bell (Rachel), Sam Neill (Caroline’s father), Khan Chittenden (Manni), Rebecca Gibney (Caroline’s mother)
Country: Australia, Effed Up Australian Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:43:23
Genres: Based on a True Story, Lesbian-themed, Violence against Women, Kidnapping, Family, Teen-Childhood

Plot – Spoilers:
15-year-old Rachel is happy with her life and forever dancing. A professional dance career even potentially looms. But maybe she’s a bit too happy. There are also people watching her and soon she goes missing.

Massive Spoilers
Based on the (Australian) case of Caroline Reed Robertson and Rachel Barber, In Her Skin is thematically kind of similar to Welcome To The Dollhouse. What happens when you have extreme low self esteem coupled with an insatiable, obsessive lust for someone else’s happiness? Could you squeeze their happiness out, pour it in a glass and drink from it?

Female killers in film are uncommon and maybe that gives this an edge, but In Her Skin boasts one of the best murder scenes going around. After watching Caroline being pathetic for an hour, her switch to orgasmic exhilaration is stunning, if nothing else.

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Elle Brace
Elle Brace
January 21, 2024 1:00 pm

I am an old friend of Rachel, Caroline is out of prison, she only served 18 years. 18 years for the very, very thought out & premeditated murder of a 15 year old girl. The Australian justice system protects the criminals, devastatingly so

Russ
Russ
January 9, 2024 11:34 am

A good cast and some fine acting.

Camelcunt
Camelcunt
March 19, 2023 7:27 pm

Neither player will work guys

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
March 12, 2023 10:59 am

Ruth Bradley, who played Caroline Reed Robertson, gained 50 pounds for this role. Ruth won the Best Actress award at the Milan International Film Festival in 2010 for her performance. Caroline never expressed remorse for her crimes. In fact, she seemingly spent her time behind bars drastically changing her physical appearance to look more like her victim. The difference was so stark that Barber’s mother noticed it immediately the first time she saw Robertson again. Robertson was diagnosed with a personality disorder after the murder, with Judge Vincent calling her “a real danger to any who may become the unfortunate subject of her fixation.” Caroline Reed Robertson was freed from prison in 2015. She could be your neighbor. This is worth watching for Ruth Bradley’s great performance and Sam Neill’s stoic performance of Caroline’s dad. Strong 4 stars.

Scavenger
Scavenger
June 18, 2022 1:03 pm

This was nearly wiseau level cringe. If the first five minutes feel a bit too much, prepare for 90 minutes more of that.

Elliot Spencer
Elliot Spencer
June 10, 2022 9:45 am

I’m a fat lesbian irl

I poop on your face
I poop on your face
March 16, 2022 10:50 pm

Great movie.. Sad but good. I especially like how the film started strong with the intro music as opposed to a strong outro which is typical.

The Dude Abides
The Dude Abides
March 15, 2022 6:58 pm

Just when I think I’ve been completely desensitized, EUM throws a curveball like In Her Skin which actually made me feel something. Such an incredibly sad story, made so much worse by the reality behind it. The movie does a great job of conveying the pain felt by her family, the franticness of the parents, very well acted. I’ve always believed that reality and actual human depravity is far worse than what a 90 minute slasher/gore fest (which I love, don’t get me wrong) portrays, this film is an example of that.

Jijii
Jijii
February 11, 2022 8:40 am

They released the murderer in 2015 after she served 15 years . . . It’s no surprise what’s happened in Australia, it’s been circling the drain for a while. A soulless, dead nation.

Polar Bear
Polar Bear
October 16, 2021 5:39 am

That poor BBW standing naked and crying. I thought her tits were top notch. She needed a little effort and attitude. But, those jugs made me hard.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
September 9, 2021 7:54 pm

Excellent drama. . . Well written and execution is spot on . . An all star cast too of proper Oz acting hero’s. .
Great story and just enough pathos and grit to keep anyone engaged. . I watched twice in a row. . Well played

Jhgjv
Jhgjv
September 9, 2021 12:24 pm

The scene where she killed Rachel was filled with emotions of jealousy and bitterness i was so sad and angry at the same time that ugly fat bitch should have killed herself instead of taking the life on an innocent young girl. Don’t trust mentally unstable people no matter what.

Mr W
Mr W
September 7, 2021 12:26 am

That intro song fucking slaps

klown
klown
September 5, 2021 5:47 pm

great film

Yeux
Yeux
September 1, 2021 9:31 am

Another great movie in this site, the only problem i had, is that i had to watch without subs, because the video player with the subs was working bad for me, and that combined with the accent… Jesus lol Leftists and liberals were pushing soo hard for the normalization of mental illnesses and disorders. Forcing people to be ”tolerant”, to be ”understanding” and all that type of nonsense. And basically giving free passes to those freaks to do whatever they want and be absolved of any guilt, using their diagnoses as excuses. I think movies like this, Excision, and that other one that i don’t remember the name very well, but it was about a very ill woman, cheating on her husband with some sadistic psychopath she met on the internet because she ”hated herself”, and ending with her death (which is in this site too). Shows exactly how bad and dangerous, are these behaviors. For the person themself and everyone around them. These people have a disease of the mind. They are sick. You don’t normalize diseases. You treat them, or get rid of them by exterminating them. But you don’t fucking enable them, or support them. I cannot believe the amount of people on social platforms, Whorescord , Tumblr, Twitter, Tik Tok etc and forums, bragging about their fucking diagnoses, how they are ”special” , being proud of being pieces of shit, and the shit they put others with. Is mind blowing. And the reason for all that,… Read more »

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
August 31, 2021 2:21 am

Not really my kind of movie.

LOTTY DA
LOTTY DA
August 29, 2021 8:14 pm

GOOD MOVIE. EXTREMELY SAD YES, EFFEDUP NOT SO MUCH. UNFORTUNATELY THESE THINGS PROBABLY HAPPEN BOUT EVERY DAY SOMEWHERE IN THIS EFFEDUP WORLD.. WELL ACTED AND HEART WRENCHING. THE SADDEST PART OF ALL, THAT BITCH HAS ALREADY BEEN RELEASED FROM PRISON “REHABILITATED”. NOW THAT’S EFFEDEDUP…

Eevie
Eevie
August 28, 2021 1:39 pm

Bloody hell. Watching Carolines breakdowns was heart wrenching. As someone who was chunky until my early 20s (when I found cocaine and eating disorders lol), it really pulled the old heart strings. Very well acted.

Dee
Dee
August 28, 2021 5:27 am

Fat, ugly bitch is just your typical liberal

pain
pain
August 28, 2021 4:10 am

comparison is the thief of joy

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
August 27, 2021 6:45 pm

What a perfect movie for this rainy night!Thank you EUM for these amazing movies!

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
August 27, 2021 6:22 pm

Bravo, EUM guys! Bravo! This is a well made film that reaches out like an octopus with all it’s tentacles and grips the viewers with the many unpleasant facets of mental illness. Very well played by Ruth Bradley and well directed by Simone North. Even the overtly ambitious cliche-ridden ending was tasteful and soul-stabbing. In other words – That’s gonna leave a mark!

dilweed
dilweed
August 27, 2021 5:40 pm

wow i rlly enjoyed this! didnt rlly have many expectations going into it, but was pleasantly surprised. at first u kind of want to sympathize with caroline as a child, but that didnt last long lol this movie is stunningly sad and kept me hooked!

Nancy
Nancy
August 27, 2021 4:20 pm

How little love this movie has. I found it to be quite good, interesting and with good acting.