Take a deep breath and click on the trailer above. Done? Alright, so that was quite the experience. It wasn’t even the whole movie, and I already feel like I need a nap followed by a reassessment of my entire life.
You can tell from the first couple seconds that this is going to be a messed up movie. The light, subtly warped music, the happy couple, Jason Segel… it’s all too good to be true. Then, of course, things take a turn. According to the description on IMDB, The Discovery is “a love story set one year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified.” Judging by the trailer’s single line of dialogue, this verification is leading to mass suicides. Safe to say The Discovery is the latest ripple in the wave of eerie Netflix fare that began with Stranger Things and continued with The OA.
The movie, which also stars Robert Redford, Rooney Mara and Riley Keough, is due out on March 31st. I’d say, “Make sure you’re signed up for Netflix so that you can see it,” but who am I kidding? Of course you have Netflix.