From the hottest director out there now, Bong Joon Ho, whose “Snowpiercer” was absolutely mesmerizing, comes a non-sci-fi, non-fantastical film about class. Well, I’m assuming there are no fantasy elements. One of the reviews it quotes says you expect it to go one way but it goes in a completely different direction. So it may be about class warfare or a scam, in the form of a drama or thriller or who knows what. I’d rather not know and just go see it.
It does bring to mind a film from 1970 called “Something for Everyone” starring Angela Lansbury where Michael York insinuates himself into a rich family, becoming indispensable to them in so many ways. I saw it as a teenager and found it quite titillating and amusing, but as an adult felt it a bit dull. I don’t think that will be the case with “Parasite”.