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In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his wife have all but vanished. Instead, his sexual urges are tempting him to lust after their own son. Realizing how far gone her husband is, Sarah undertakes drastic, shockingly sickening measures to salvage some sense of her life and purge her years of festering resentment. Written by Johnny Camden

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The title of this short "Cutting Moments" was also used for a feature compilation of this short and four others, Crack Dog, Don't Nag Me, The Principles of Karma (1996) and Bowl of Oatmeal (1996). See more »

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After Sarah wipes some blood on the mirror, the smear changes appearance later. See more »

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Unbelievably Overrated...
21 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm almost at the point where I'm going to start ignoring "The Most Disturbing Movie Ever Made!" lists. For every gem like "Irreversible" and "Salo", there are twenty turds like "Men Behind the Sun", "Aftermath", and, disappointingly, "Cutting Moments". What do these all have in common? Abysmal acting that totally undercuts any feelings you might have about the plot. The "actors" in this film are horrible, to the point that I think they were recruited by grabbing Kentucky Fried Chicken customers on the afternoon of filming. I don't care how gory something is... if it happens to a cardboard character, it does nothing for me. By the way, the "crazy gore" that everyone raves about is laughable... how is Tom Savini attached to this? I guess he ran out of crack that week and decided, "Sure, I'll put my name in the credits for $500!" With one small exception, there is nothing here that couldn't be done by your local cosmetologist; the "effects" are done by showing a body part in closeup, cutting to blood splattering on the floor, then cutting back to the body part, which now has lots of fake blood smeared on it.

The only reason I'm not giving it one star is that there is a brief period, about ten seconds long, that is kind of cool. But it doesn't make up for the fact that the rest of the movie is sub-"First Year of Film School" bad.


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