"The film that shocked Sundance" ... yes, this is a proper tagline to accompany this movie, as it also shocked this viewer. Under the watchful, Hitchcockian eye of Lucky McKee as director, the film is as unsettling as it is suspenseful, leading the audience to a richly rewarding conclusion that will raise eyebrows with thrilling disgust and satisfaction. I thoroughly enjoyed this and think it should be witnessed.
I keep thinking that the woman reminds me of Milla Jovovich (oh, no). But, she definitely gives me a bit creeps and the music....I feel like the movie is also a bit psychedelic. And all the metaphor things about the superiority and inferiority of man and woman just makes me wrinkled my eyebrows
Crass and lurid but fiercely compelling. A more vicious, less humane big sister to 'Teeth'. Actually killing the teenage boy was a bold move and while IRL I believe strongly in restorative justice when children and crime are concerned... I nodded with grim satisfaction as the retributive justice unfolded in this fictional world. Also features one of the most monstrous on-screen patriarchs I've ever seen. Flinty.
I don't understand if the soundtrack is only meant to break your balls constantly or if there's a lame, failed attempt to give a consumistic point of view to gruesome circumstances. Unfortunately you would think they're only the director's tastes. American-silly-pop-grunge songs for the entire lenght, no exclusion for rape. Really hated it, but managed through the final part which reassess the movie.
McKee's take on My Fair Lady. This film lacks any subtlety, but it quickly becomes clear that this film doesn't need it. Once you accept that it's an out and out comedy (albeit one I didn't laugh during) you can forgive it's bluntness and lack of subtlety. The ending is utterly cathartic and makes one glad (?) they sat through the rest of the horror. The camera work and acting are astounding...
It brings so many questions and issues; some of them, you would be better off without. At some points, it felt like it was losing its way. Sean Bridgers' character is one of the most hateful characters I've ever seen. Some details could have been more explored in order not to be just hollow. It's original and powerful but, somehow, not truly effective.