In Her Skin (2009)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 51

No one cared thus far. Do you?


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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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.

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!

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!

Elliot Spencer
Elliot Spencer
Reply to  Dr. Lecter
June 10, 2022 9:52 am

Fuck off balding wrinkled ass cum gurgler
suck on your hogtied fat old lady’s stinky piss flaps

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
Reply to  Admin
August 28, 2021 3:49 pm

Great song…. and thanks for the tell. I was just about to find out for myself, but you saved me the effort.

pain
pain
August 28, 2021 4:10 am

comparison is the thief of joy

Dee
Dee
August 28, 2021 5:27 am

Fat, ugly bitch is just your typical liberal

Marc
Marc
Reply to  Dee
August 29, 2021 6:47 am

Take it easy, it’s just a movie. It can’t hurt you.

Yeux
Yeux
Reply to  Marc
September 1, 2021 9:08 am

A movie based on real events. I think it can actually hurt anyone.

Tavares
Tavares
Reply to  Dee
September 1, 2021 7:33 am

fat cowst like her should all die before bamking trouble to normal people

Yeux
Yeux
Reply to  Dee
September 1, 2021 9:05 am

I don’t know why you received soo many negatives if is true lol The great majority of leftists/progressives/liberals suffer from mental problems and personality disorders, the ones diagnosed identify themselfs with left wing ideologies, hence why they are pushing soo hard for ”mental health awareness” and the normalization of it and their bizarre/hostile and unnaceptable behaviors.

And that includes the fake ”nasis”, the ones that go around being edgies in forums and etc saying the are ”right wingers”, ”nasis” and etc, and the moment they open their mouth about the real stuff, just comes left wing vomit. Sad.

Poopshoot
Poopshoot
Reply to  Yeux
September 7, 2021 2:44 am

So your statement that majority of leftist’s have mental illness is based on what? That they care about peoples mental health or is this just your opinion based on zero fact? Because the majority of people who push mental health awareness work in the medical field in some form or another or are people who work directly with it. You know people with an actual education who can spell nazi right. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or even someone capable of reading a toddler book to see that the right wing that voted for trump have serious fucking problems. I don’t see any left wing ideology driven mass shootings going around lately. I can’t remember the name off hand but a psychologist diagnosed the american population as a whole having skitzophrenia, severe psychosis with a narcisistic personality and psychopathic and you think mental health awareness is the problem? Stop talking and put your face back in your sisters cunt dumb fucking redneck. For the record I’m not left or right i don’t participate in retard activities.

Mike Ehrmantraut
Mike Ehrmantraut
Reply to  Poopshoot
September 7, 2021 6:41 pm

“The majority of Leftists have mental illness is based on what?” lulz! Where do I begin? First off, Liberals (and I really hate calling them that because they are anything but) admit to having a higher instance of mental/emotional health issues by 70%. For every shrink out there, roughly 3/4 of his or her patients identify themselves and “Liberal”. (see AMA stats) How they act. What they say. What they believe. The fact that they embrace delusion as reality. The fact they they choose to be so gullible and naive. Like an ostrich sticking it’s head in the sand. The fact that they accept absolutely no responsibility for anything. The way they have bastardized the English language to suit their agenda, i.e. “woman’s health”. Let’s call it what it really is – flushing an unwanted kid down the sink. And don’t get me wrong here. It’s your body. You can do whatever you want with it. But lets deal with reality in a rational manor and not just call it something else to make yourself feel better about what it really is. XX = female and XY = male. Two chromosomes. Not 72. Granted, there are abnormalities. A male born two XX and a Y tend to be much more feminine and males born with a lone X and two YY are alphas. They produce more testosterone. But I digress – Back to Liberals and mental health. They have higher suicide rates, have more issues with addiction, drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling… they commit more violent acts. Nearly 80% of known serial killers identify themselves as Democrat or “Left-leaning”. Body modification, which is all about “Hey! Look at me! Please!” It’s a fad, you say? Well, how come is it that Liberals are so much more inclined to go with the crowd? With the fads? With the group think? “See that guy over there? The one you’ve never seen before and know absolutely nothing about… well, he’s a racist and a Nazi. Hate him good and hard.” Liberal mind says “Let’s sting the fucker up!! To the lumberyard!!”

Vladimir Lenin coined a term for you guys – he called you “useful idiots”. Now why do you think that is?

I could go on and on and on…..

Now, what’s not an obvious behavior in what I’ve written can be researched to show I’m not even bullshitting.

Look at it this way: you got conned by an 80 year old, diaper-wearing Alzheimer’s sufferer, and they whole world sees it… except you. Why is that? Ohhh yeah… your inability to grasp reality! (They have meds for that, you know)

Any instead of educating yourself, you’ll call me a few names to try to insult me… and I’ll just laugh and shake my head cause you’re definitely on the spectrum in my eyes.

Glum.Sullen
Glum.Sullen
Reply to  Mike Ehrmantraut
December 18, 2021 10:49 pm

I mean you could definitely go on and on but youve said enough. We can tell you dont know how to think critically and instead look at life through broad generalizations. Anything else would take a bit of intelligence, after all. And no, im not a liberal, im just not an incel like yourself lmfao.

Narfling
Narfling
Reply to  Mike Ehrmantraut
May 11, 2022 3:29 am

Those who can’t deal with everyday issues are the weak crybabies who scream insanity when things don’t go their way by behaving childishly and erratic in the hopes someone can take pity and aid them in getting their way. Those who engage in sick, depraved acts need to need be wiped off the face of the planet to allow more space for decent people to live.

Narfling
Narfling
Reply to  Poopshoot
May 11, 2022 3:22 am

Psychiatry is a pseudo science lol.

Glum.Sullen
Glum.Sullen
Reply to  Yeux
December 18, 2021 10:50 pm

Jesus christ what a fuckin SNOWFLAKE. Also i think its hilarious that you accuse self-proclaimed right-wingers who say shit you dont like of being “liberals” lmfao. Cognitive dissonance has made you its COMPLETE bitch.

Mr W
Mr W
Reply to  Dee
September 7, 2021 12:26 am

who hurt you

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.

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…

Heidi
Heidi
Reply to  LOTTY DA
August 30, 2021 12:26 pm

After a Google search, discovered that Caroline was freed on parole after 14 years. Our “justice” system in Australia sucks.

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Heidi
September 1, 2021 10:16 am

#Heidi, yeah youre absolutely correct. Some crimes commited here in Aus would get you 20 to life in the US, but here you get a slap on the wrist or a fine and you get to walk, especially if you spin a sob story about a bad childhood or being on drugs and therefore not responsible for your actions. But dont walk outside without a face mask, that will cost you $500 or a criminal charge. Crazy!!!!

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

Not really my kind of movie.

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, is because leftists were pushing soo hard for it, to be accepted as ”normal”, as something ”cool”, and as ”badge” of honor, and how ”different” and ”special” you are, and others, the normal people, are the ”problem”.

I believe that if the person refuse to be treated and cooperate on it, then they should be either executed or send in an asylum, far away from normal people. They are just walking time bombs. We cannot let that type of behavior be ”normal”.

Anyway, thanks for the amazing movie, and is time to look for another to watch. Really love this site.

Glum.Sullen
Glum.Sullen
Reply to  Yeux
December 18, 2021 10:53 pm

Holy shit you are so scared all of the time, arent you? THE BIG FAT SCARY LIBERALS ARE COMIN FOR YOU!!! THEYRE GONNA TAKE ALL YOUR FREEDOM AND COMMON SENSE NOOOOO!!! Bwahahaha

Yeux
Yeux
Reply to  Glum.Sullen
December 19, 2021 7:48 am

Woooah What happened big boy? Did they let you escape the mental hospital or something? It seems to me that you are very angry about the topic.
Everyone has eyes and can see the reality out there, that’s just a fact.

Maybe you should try taking those meds your doctors gives to you, so you can act less delusional and more normal jejeje

klown
klown
September 5, 2021 5:47 pm

great film

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

That intro song fucking slaps

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.

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

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.

Ewwww
Ewwww
Reply to  Polar Bear
January 22, 2022 12:09 pm

BIg beautiful woman ?? Lmfaoo
You mean fat ugly bitch who’s shaped like a fridge. I swear you Americans would invent terms here and there to make your lazy fat women feel better about themselves. Delusional and pathetic

Scalpy
Scalpy
Reply to  Ewwww
January 30, 2022 8:30 pm

Your obsession with America on a movie about an Australian case proves our ultimate superiority. Seethe. 🙂

117
117
Reply to  Scalpy
January 31, 2022 12:06 pm

You’re going into a dark path by your own people. Look at the younger generations dude. You’ll take your own country down and we’ll be watching happily. Eventually you’ll legalize pedophilia ( yeah you came up with “science papers” that proves it’s a sexual orientation, I’ve read it, go check it out) and 10 years later you’ll add a letter beside the plus in the alphabet community and come up with a flag for them. WAKE THE FUCK UP please

wheeler
wheeler
Reply to  117
February 11, 2022 3:38 pm

every single queer person i’ve ever met (myself included) is disgusted by the idea of pedophilia being accepted into the community. it’s never going to be normalised, because if it was the NAMBLA would’ve done it already and not have been ridiculed by everyone with common sense. stop using your bigotry to fuel ridiculous unfounded claims that you’ve created in your head to be mad at something

dai
dai
Reply to  117
February 11, 2022 10:48 pm

kill yourself

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.

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.

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.

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

I’m a fat lesbian irl

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.