Such a huge switch from girl next door in 90210 to a disturbed character in Excision. AnnaLynne McCord did such a good job playing the role of Pauline in this one. Beautiful Kubrik-esque cinematography. Richard Bates Jr. is such a promising director, knowing that this is his very first film.
A poorly acted, transparent movie that says nothing about everything. It tries to insult everyone, but each remark falls so flat, is delivered so poorly and written with such laziness that it ends up insulting no one. Beyond trying to insult, it has no purpose, is irksome in it's direction, and has paper thin characters.
Mixes horror/dark comedy traits with the dynamics of a domestic drama. The conflict and narrative arc is present but not heavy until near the end: Pauline's descent into madness, and her need to prove herself and connect with her mom (the last shot shows how much this disassociation has affected her.) Excision is a tragedy and an anomaly: a horror-comedy that's dark and disturbing but also oddly heartfelt.
Queasy mix of teen angst and genuine weirdness; the weirdness -sex and blood- is done well, the rest is done pretty badly. You want the violence to lead somewhere, but it doesn't, and that's a waste. But something has to be said for a film that, in its final image of desperation for understanding and love made awfully triumpahnt, reminds me of Minus's final line in Bergman's magnificent "Through A Glass Darkly".
This was a real let down. The buzz surrounding the movie promised a whole lot, but I found the movie lacking. The comedy, satire, horror, drama thing is all well and good, but it does not work at all. There are some good performances in there and a few inspired scenes but over all this reeks of stale indie cinema with pretentions up the ying yang.
Like "Welcome To The Dollhouse" and "Napolean Dynamite", with nightmarish daydreams that resemble Tarsem's "The Cell". John Waters, plays a priest and is in general and apt spiritual advisor, for the blackly comic suburban teen horror . Hard to watch, and hard to look away from. I squirmed allot.