An unattainable teenage beauty whose ethereal allure is so potent that it has drawn some men to their doom goes on a weekend trip with her popular new friends with tragic results in the feature debut of filmmaker Jonathan Levine. Sixteen-year-old Mandy Lane (Amber Heard) is an earthbound angel who has been courted by every available man in her small Texas town to no avail. When the normally reclusive enchantress reluctantly agrees to accompany her new friends on a weekend getaway, the initially irritating adolescent advances made toward her rapidly turn menacing. As the sun falls behind the hills and a volatile mix of drugs, alcohol, and hormones turns explosive, the irreversible propositions of her peers lead to unexpected, and horrifying, consequences. —Jason Buchanan
Jonathan A. Levine (born 18 June 1976 in New York City) is an American film director and screenwriter. Levine won the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival for his film The Wackness. In January 2010, it was announced that he will direct a project entitled Warm Bodies. It is based on a novel with the same name from writer Isaac Marion. Levine was also director Paul Schrader’s assistant for a time before his own directorial career took off. —Wikipedia
The execution wasn't the problem so much as the set-up. It takes a while to get going, and it's pretty clear who's going to do the getting, but the jolt of the final 15 minutes doesn't stick, because there's not much for it to stick to. & it's a shame, because Levine & co. (esp. at the farmhouse) make this film look much better than it has any right to. A little script polish & it'd be a true "hidden gem."