In Her Skin (2009)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 32

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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.

25 thoughts on “In Her Skin (2009)

  • August 27, 2021 at 4:20 pm
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    How little love this movie has. I found it to be quite good, interesting and with good acting.

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  • August 27, 2021 at 5:40 pm
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    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!

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  • August 27, 2021 at 6:22 pm
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    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!

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  • August 27, 2021 at 6:45 pm
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    What a perfect movie for this rainy night!Thank you EUM for these amazing movies!

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  • August 27, 2021 at 7:15 pm
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    For anyone wondering, THAT song is ‘What You Want’ by John Butler Trio.

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    • August 28, 2021 at 3:49 pm
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      Great song…. and thanks for the tell. I was just about to find out for myself, but you saved me the effort.

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  • August 28, 2021 at 4:10 am
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    comparison is the thief of joy

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  • August 28, 2021 at 5:27 am
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    Fat, ugly bitch is just your typical liberal

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    • August 29, 2021 at 6:47 am
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      Take it easy, it’s just a movie. It can’t hurt you.

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      • September 1, 2021 at 9:08 am
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        A movie based on real events. I think it can actually hurt anyone.

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    • September 1, 2021 at 7:33 am
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      fat cowst like her should all die before bamking trouble to normal people

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    • September 1, 2021 at 9:05 am
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      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.

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      • September 7, 2021 at 2:44 am
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        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.

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        • September 7, 2021 at 6:41 pm
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          “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.

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  • August 28, 2021 at 1:39 pm
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    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.

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  • August 29, 2021 at 8:14 pm
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    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…

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    • August 30, 2021 at 12:26 pm
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      After a Google search, discovered that Caroline was freed on parole after 14 years. Our “justice” system in Australia sucks.

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      • September 1, 2021 at 10:16 am
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        #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!!!!

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  • August 31, 2021 at 2:21 am
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    Not really my kind of movie.

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  • September 1, 2021 at 9:31 am
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    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.

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  • September 7, 2021 at 12:26 am
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    That intro song fucking slaps

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  • September 9, 2021 at 12:24 pm
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    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.

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  • September 9, 2021 at 7:54 pm
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    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

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