Arts & Entertainment

Vivarium

Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) are a young couple looking to settle down and find the perfect house to call a home. When they visit the new suburban development of Yonder the unsuspecting couple find themselves trapped in a monotonous, boring existence for the remainder of their lives.

Vivarium is a sci-fi, thriller which sees the young couple lured into a trap and forced to raise a creepy child. Throughout the film we come to learn that this child is from an alien race, who appear to use humans to raise their children in a parasitic way so that they can imitate us and continue the cycle.

The film revolves around the themes of monotony and isolation felt suburban parenthood. Vivarium conveys in message in such slow, laborious fashion that it fails to have much of an impact.

 ★★

Available via on-demand from Apr 16.

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