‘FRESH’ Stars Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones in a Twisted Meat-Cute

Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones) is the quintessential girl next door, just trying to make her way through life and maybe finding someone to fall in love with along the way. 

She has her best friend Mollie (JoJo T. Gibbs), but no family to speak of, which plays into the sharp turn her life takes when Steve (Sebastian Stan) strolls into her life on a late-night grocery store run. 

While Stan’s chiseled cheekbones and endearing dimples might put him head above most of the men on dating apps, Steve comes across as an everyman. 

He ingratiates himself into the realm of “safe men” by talking about his sister and niece, seducing Noa with cotton candy grapes—none of which could have hinted at his gruesome predilections. 

FRESH features a bitingly witty screenplay by Lauryn Kahn, and Mimi Cave’s directorial debut features some absolutely ingenious visual allusions, cut scenes, and off-beat aesthetics. 

It’s hard not to compare FRESH to projects adjacent to its plot. Daisy Edgar-Jones has shades of Love in Netflix’s You, while Stan fully embodies the alluring seduction of Patrick Bateman’s sinister antics in Mary Harron’s American Psycho