Her Smell. 2019. USA. Directed and written by Alex Ross Perry. With Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens. 135 min.
Elisabeth Moss reunites with director Alex Ross Perry to play the feral, snarling Becky Something, a ’90s rock star charging through life, and the gutter, with her middle finger in the air. In five chapters spanning a decade, Becky relentlessly terrorizes her bandmates (Agyness Deyn, Gayle Rankin), husband (Dan Stevens), and most everyone else she encounters in the cramped clubs and chaotic recording sessions she tears through. As she spirals through mental illness, addiction, and self-destruction, redemption seems elusive, but Perry and Moss miraculously find empathy through the darkness.