‘Perfect’ Film Review: Beautiful, Pointless Sci-Fi Saga Remains Aggressively Skin-Deep

‘Perfect’ Film Review: Beautiful, Pointless Sci-Fi Saga Remains Aggressively Skin-Deep
In Eddie Alcazar’s debut feature “Perfect,” beautiful nymph-like models lounge around a Lautner house digitally transported into a waterfall fantasy land, and not a whole lot seems to mean anything. Alcazar has flip-flopped roles with his collaborator, musician-filmmaker Flying Lotus, for whom Alcazar acted as producer on the gross-out horror anthology film “Kuso.” Now Flying Lotus is producing (and acting as composer) for this sci-fi anti-morality tale — released under the “Steven Soderbergh Presents” banner — that frustrates as much as it visually dazzles.

The film opens with a distraught young man calling his chilly mother (Abbie Cornish) on a 1980s landline to beg her to come home and fix his mess. The mess in question is the nude corpse of his girlfriend, drenched in her own blood. When mom whisks her son away to a kind of modernist rehab, it seems as though he might go through the motions of repentance or soul-searching,
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