Still waiting for that film role that shows a non-oversexualized side of Paz de la Huerta. I think i can wait for winter days in hell, then. sure, the horror genre has whole kitsch, corny and lame-ass sub sub-genres but i hate morals in horror and this 'kill off all the cheating men' premise is so juvenile. it is a pin up vendetta thingie. but it is so bland and forgetful.
Seems to want the viewer to think it's deep, but doesn't want to go the extra mile and actually say anything. The script plays like a half-finished first draft. The shock and gore scenes are so generic they evaporate from memory as soon as they're off the screen. There is some good cinematography, but the only thing memorable about it is the undeserved hype.
The occasional fractions of humor thrown in by Soska sisters didn’t work out, and the same happened with the poorly written script, which was never able to excite or create any kind of fear. Review and Rating: http://www.alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.pt/2013/06/american-mary-2012.html
"It's gratuitous in its nastiness, hollow in its overheated perversity, and utterly unbelievable at every turn...." and I loved every minute of it! It was hyper squeamish and never boring. What it says about me I don't know, but it's become one of my all time favorite films!!!
Isabelle anchors what could be a Six-ian exercise in adolescent shock, giving it a likable, believable center. Things get a bit out of hand as generic demands weigh heavy (same issue mars Ginger Snaps), but I was always engaged and, to the Soskas' credit, rooting for Mary. That's as successful as this stuff gets in the end.