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Red Riding Hood (2003)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  20 May 2003 (France)
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This evocative chiller from director Giacomo Cimini follows the fortunes of a young 12yr-old girl named Jenny (Francesca). Abandoned in Rome by her careless mother, Jenny has to fend for ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Archebald ...
Rose McKenzie
Susanna Satta ...
Jennifer McKenzie (as Susan Satta)
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Tom Hunter (as Robert Purvis)
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Giovanni Tagliavini
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Arianna
Iaon Gunn ...
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Maria, the dentists' lover
Remo Remotti ...
Francesco Scura
Fabio Sonnino ...
George
Simone Dipascasio ...
George
Marialuisa Tadei ...
Tom's Girlfriend (as Maria Luisa Tadei)
Serena Alfieri ...
The Killer
Devin McKinney ...
Jenny's Father
Arianna Iachetti ...
Jenny's Mother
Susanne Meurer ...
The Interviewer
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This evocative chiller from director Giacomo Cimini follows the fortunes of a young 12yr-old girl named Jenny (Francesca). Abandoned in Rome by her careless mother, Jenny has to fend for herself, with only her friend George (Simone) to help her. But their plans soon turn evil, with Jenny and George unleashing some diabolical activities on the citizens of the Italian city, with much bloodletting ensuing. Written by Jay scott Hillier

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Don't tell this tale to your kids!

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Cappuccetto Rosso  »

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When Jenny calls Tom, Tom picks up the phone which is not actually connected to anything (the jack socket is empty). See more »

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Jennifer McKenzie: Life was perfect. Until one day, a terrible day, something happened. One of those events that could turn your world upside down. I got an e-mail. And guess who it was from? Good old Windbag: my *grandmother*. She's coming to visit me. Out of the blue. What for, why now? And as usual, nothing but dramatic *bullshit* came out of her mouth.
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References Misery (1990) See more »

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I Want My 90 Minutes Back
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie during a trip to the video store in which I was searching for some cheesy horror flicks. Unfortunately, one of my selections happened to be Red Riding Hood.

First and foremost, the music in this film is quite possibly the worst I have ever seen used in any motion picture, mainstream or independent. The director had selected a 2 minute long show tune musical number that repeats the same lines at least a dozen times throughout the movie. It's as if he has an effeminate brother-in-law aspiring to a Broadway career. Absolutely terrible and pointless... by far the worst use of music in any motion picture that I have ever seen.

The repetitive and annoying music would have been bad enough on it's own to ruin a good movie, but Red Riding Hood is FAR from even being a halfway decent flick. It stars a little girl who may one day may grow up to be a decent actress, but as of the filming of Red Riding Hood, she has a long way to go before she sounds like anything above what you would expect at a middle school play. The grandmother delivers a good performance, and is just about the only watchable character you'll find. As far as my tastes, I can handle the bad acting. It's the predictable and boring plot that ruins this one for me.

In the interest of not posting spoilers, I won't talk about the "twist" at the end, if you can call it that, but I will say that the only way you won't see it coming by the first 20 minutes is if you have fallen asleep from boredom. Death scenes are unimpressive and one scene of violence is lifted directly from Misery.

Maybe it wasn't quite 90 minutes long, but sitting through this movie felt like an eternity. I want at least 90 minutes of my life back... possibly more for the time it took me to explain to others just how bad this movie really is.


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