Hello fellow stackexchangers! My student submitted a movie review where she wrote the film had made a 'contrast impression' on her. I corrected it to 'contrasting', but now I'm wondering: can one even say that? In my native tongue, we say something like 'twofold' or 'double', but 'twofold impression' is impossible, right? P.S. - I did not bother with context as I thought it would be pretty obvious what she meant: she goes on to write "On the one hand, I am fascinated by the themes..." bla bla, "On the other, the way they were presented made me just want to say WHAAAT?" - so basically yes, it's the way Barmar here understood it: I liked this but hated this.
I think the word you're looking for is contradictory. Lexico has the following relevant definition:
1.1 Containing elements which are inconsistent.
‘politically he exhibited contradictory behaviour’
So your friend could say:
I had contradictory impressions of the movie. I liked the actors, but hated the plotline.