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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Loved Ones

I'm not a movie reviewer.  You will find this out after reading a few of these posts.  I do, however, like to write about my thoughts on movies sometimes.  Hey, it's your fault that you're reading this right now anyway, don't you have anything better to do?
       Anyhoo, I just watched a film called The Loved Ones.  It's an Australian film that plays on the typical tortured person horror, with a slight twist; it's fucking sweet.  This isn't Hostel, Saw, or any of the overdone maniacal torture porn "horrors."  It story bases around a high school teen that gets asked to "The Dance" by a pretty but shy girl (Lola).  He has a girlfriend though, so he says no.  Bad idea, dude.  He gets kidnapped and taken into a house far away where he gets forced to do whatever Lola says.  In this instance, she puts on "The Dance" for him, her father, and her not quite dead mother.  And it's just awkward as hell.  This movie is not for the squeamish, and I don't think I've ever said that in my life.  It gets pretty graphic in parts, and is just downright scary in others.
        I guess the thing that I liked about this movie was the fact that it wasn't over the top.  Like I said earlier, it isn't Hostel.  There's no big premise about this movie, no big turning point, no crazy ending or twist.  But don't think you won't get taken for a God damn ride.  89/100

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