In Her Skin (2009)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 41

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!

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.… Read more »

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… Read more »

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.

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… Read more »

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.

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