Movie Title: Raw
First Watch / Repeat Viewing
Running Time: 1 hr. and 39 min.
Who did I watch with?: Flying Solo
Where did I watch it?: Home
Raw opens with a girl running in front of a car, seemingly deliberately causing it to crash. The movie then cuts to the title screen before introducing us to Justine a quiet vegetarian being dropped off for her first days of college at a veterinary school.
Justine is immediately dragged out of bed in a hazing ritual where she meets up with her sister Alexia. Judging from the experience it seems like I should have gone to veterinary school in Belgium. In the morning they begin their veterinary training with an interesting experiment on a horse. The hazing rituals increase until Justine is forced to make an ethical choice. She caves faster than a pop up tent.
Things then go…poorly. Justine does not enjoy the college experience and then she begins to develop some rather peculiar eating habits. These scenes aren’t horrific as much as they are just kind of gross. Mostly, it is just a really odd coming of age story that I really didn’t develop a lot of affection for. It builds to a predictable and reasonably satisfying climax. Usually, movies like this have some kind of social commentary on the meat industry. I didn’t see one, but I honestly wasn’t looking very hard.
Random note, this has to be the most poorly supervised college campuses anywhere in the world.
It has a few shocking moments, primarily of the gross out variety, but it is definitely not a must see movie. See it if it sounds like your bag, but otherwise skip it.
Tomorrow’s Movie: The Commuter (2018)
Distance: 1 mile
Today, I walked 1 mile and then ran 1 mile in alternating laps. I did a good deal better with my time this time going down from 16:43 to 14:59. I went hard at the beginning and I am going to try and go harder for longer next time. Tomorrow will be a walking day.