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Bodies Bodies Bodies: release date, reviews, trailer, cast and everything we know about the movie

The cast of Bodies Bodies Bodies, bloodied and wearing neon necklaces
(Image credit: A24)

2022 has already been a good year for the studio A24, having released hit movies Everything Everywhere All at Once, X and Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, but they’re throwing their hat into the summer movie schedule with a murder-mystery comedy Bodies Bodies Bodies.

A24 has had a penchant for releasing outside-of-the-box comedies, like Zola, On the Rocks, Under the Silver Lake, The Disaster Artist, Lady Bird and more. Now Bodies Bodies Bodies is set to join their ranks.

Here is everything we know about Bodies Bodies Bodies.

When is the Bodies Bodies Bodies release date?

Bodies Bodies Bodies releases on Friday, August 5, exclusively in US movie theaters. It comes to the UK on September 9.

The movie has actually already had its world premiere, as it was part of the 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival that took place in Austin, Texas, in March. 

Bodies Bodies Bodies reviews — what the critics are saying

The first batch of reviews for Bodies Bodies Bodies date back to the movie's premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in March, but What to Watch has now weighed in with our thoughts. Our Bodies Bodies Bodies review from Matt Donato calls the movie a "bloody and brash" winner that nails its social commentary, even if a few of its elements sputter from time to time.

Overall, Bodies Bodies Bodies has earned a 97% "Fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab) as of August 1. Another review aggregator site, Metacritic (opens in new tab), has it scoring a 79 out of 100, which is firmly in their "Good" tier.

What is the Bodies Bodies Bodies plot?

Bodies Bodies Bodies is billed as a "hilarious, razor-sharp murder mystery" from A24. Here is the official synopsis for the plot from the studio:

"When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends and one party gone very, very wrong."

The script was written by Sarah DeLappe, based on a screenplay by Kristen Roupenian.

Bodies Bodies Bodies trailer

The official trailer for Bodies Bodies Bodies gives us a glimpse at how a game quickly gets out of hand and how these 20-somethings deal with a real killer in their midst. Watch the trailer directly below.

A second trailer for Bodies Bodies Bodies starts to point the fingers of who may be the killer in a couple of different directions. Watch it below and start making your own theories:

Who is in the Bodies Bodies Bodies cast?

The headlining trio of Bodies Bodies Bodies is Amandla Stenberg, Pete Davidson and Maria Bakalova.

Stenberg first received attention when she was cast as Rue in The Hunger Games and has since starred in movies like Everything, Everything, The Hate U Give and Dear Evan Hansen. She also starred in the Damien Chazelle directed Netflix series The Eddy. In Bodies Bodies Bodies she plays Sophie.

Davidson has been a fixture as a cast member on Saturday Night Live for years, but has had a number of memorable roles in movies. This includes roles in Set It Up, The King of Staten Island, The Suicide Squad and a cameo in I Want You Back. Davidson plays David in the movie.

Many movie fans likely remember Maria Bakalova from her breakout and Oscar-nominated performance as Tutar in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Bakalova is expanding her Hollywood resume this year, after having already starred in Netflix’s The Bubble, she will now play Bee as part of the Bodies Bodies Bodies cast.

The rest of the Bodies Bodies Bodies cast includes Rachel Sennott (Shiva Baby) as Alice, Chase Sui Wonders (Generation) as Emma, Myha’la Herrold (Plan B) as Jordan and Lee Pace (Foundation) as Greg.

Who is the Bodies Bodies Bodies director?

Halina Reijn is the director of Bodies Bodies Bodies. This is the second feature-length movie from Reijn, who previously helmed the 2019 Dutch movie Instinct starring Game of Thrones Carice van Houten. Reijn received a handful of accolades for her feature debut from various film festivals.

Before she made her debut behind the camera, Reijn was an actress. She has worked primarily in Europe but starred in Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book and the 2008 Tom Cruise movie Valkyrie.

Check out the posters for Bodies Bodies Bodies directly below.

Michael Balderston
Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.