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I Saw the TV Glow

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Synopsis

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

Cast

  • Justice Smith
  • Amber Benson
  • Brigette Lundy-Paine
  • Emma Portner
  • Danielle Deadwyler
  • Conner O'Malley
  • Danny Tamberelli
  • Michael C. Maronna
  • Helena Howard
  • Ian Foreman

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Verified Review
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#seeingitagain

I love not fully knowing what I'm going into. This movie, while not the letter to me, I saw who it was for and it was dissociating beauty. So many questions and little messages that make me want to see it again under a new lense. A24 films often I find best not trying to make sense the first watch, so I'm excited for my second, to great the story like a friend I'm getting to know better. the visual was glorious and the soundtrack was glorious. The main actor was well chosen and portrayed the character phenomenally!

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Ezequiel M
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Horrible movie. Wouldn’t watch it again if you paid me. The entire movie felt like a Bollywood movie. It was sloooowwwww and it just randomly ended

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Metacritic

60
Jan 25, 2024

The film gives good insight into the confusion and fear we may face when exploring our sense of self.

Patrice Witherspoon
Screen Rant
80
Jan 20, 2024

I Saw the TV Glow marks a remarkable progression for Schoenbrun as both writer and director, a more substantive, if still challenging, narrative married with an incredible, expanded ability to fully immerse us in the visuals they have created. It’s made with such transportive precision that I can still feel it as I write.

Metacritic review by Benjamin Lee
Benjamin Lee
The Guardian
90
Jan 20, 2024

I Saw the TV Glow manages to be enveloping without being inviting and to offer a sense of emotional intimacy without requiring that those emotions be comprehensible.

Metacritic review by Alison Willmore
Alison Willmore
New York Magazine (Vulture)