An Amazon Prime movie is making viewers want to ‘throw up’ due to a ‘horrifying’ bathtub scene.
Every now and then, a film just seems to capture the imagination of the internet.
After the summer of Barbie and Oppenheimer, many film fans have been waiting for the next movie that people just can’t seem to stop talking about.
And this week, it seems that that very film has arrived on Prime Video.
The newest Jacob Elordi film to hit screens has fans feeling disgusted and disturbed – and these scandalised reviews are encouraging others to go see the spectacle for themselves.
Saltburn, starring Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan, best known for The Banshees of Inisherin, hit cinemas on November 17.
The star-studded cast also features Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I) Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl).
The movie, directed by Promising Young Woman’s Emerald Fennell, has recently started to pick up steam in the online movie community.
Critics and viewers alike have had a lot to say about the film, with some particularly NSFW scenes dominating the discourse.
The ‘bathtub scene’ and ‘grave scene’ are the two to look out for, the internet has warned.
The film’s synopsis on IMDb reads: “A student at Oxford University finds himself drawn into the world of a charming and aristocratic classmate, who invites him to his eccentric family’s sprawling estate for a summer never to be forgotten.”
And while that may sound fairly fun and innocent, the film takes a dark turn and quickly descends into total chaos.
Many viewers went to see the film assuming it would be quite a different experience from the disturbing elements they saw unfold on screen.
“I’m not the same person I was 2.5 hours ago,” one person wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).
Another agreed: “Can’t stop thinking about Saltburn, I will never be the same again I fear.”
While TV Presenter Kirstie Allsopp savaged her viewing experience, writing: “Wasted 2 hrs watching Saltburn. It’s not clever, funny or original. It was very uncomfortable to watch with two 17-year-olds and I left the cinema feeling utterly miserable. I haven’t loathed a film more since The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and that’s not a compliment.”
The notorious ‘bathtub scene’ in particular has fans feeling nauseated.
One wrote: “I genuinely almost threw up on the bath scene in Saltburn. I thought I wasn’t gonna be able to finish it.”
Another agreed: “Just putting it out there; the c** guzzling scene in Saltburn was horrifying to me as someone who washes their hands way too much and can’t even stand in a bathtub if IT’S not been cleaned 3x beforehand.”
Critics have also had a lot to say about the divisive film.
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Adrian Horton for The Guardian questions: “Are its squirm-inducing visuals the mark of perverse genius, or cheap, hollow tricks masquerading as it?”
In The Independent, Clarisse Loughrey comments: “As a class satire, it reaches no conclusions. But it’s filled to the brim with darkly funny, bile-slicked revulsion.”
But, as Nicholas Barber writes for the BBC: “It’s a treat to spend a languid, sultry summer loafing around with these deliciously awful people.”
In fact, it seems that in spite of all of the controversy, Saltburn is still highly regarded amongst movie buffs.
It currently boasts an impressive 71% critics score and a whopping 79% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes!
Watch the creepy trailer below…
Saltburn is now streaming on Prime Video.