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David S. Cass Sr.
The school teacher Amy has been proposed by her boyfriend Nick early in the morning and she promises her answer later in the afternoon. After her class, while coming back home, Nick has a car accident in a crossroad with a truck driven by Lucas Dylan. He breaks his leg and an ambulance takes him to the hospital. Amy has a phobia about hospitals, but she gets a taxi and goes to the nearest hospital. However, Nick is not there, and she meets Lucas, who is also looking for his sister that has disappeared in the same weird circumstance. They decide to team up and search together where the victims might have been interned, while Amy experiences the most bizarre and scary situations. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
And yet another new horror movie ruined by the ending
I usually don't mind playing the devil's advocate and be the only one who doesn't have anything nasty to say about a movie that was already extremely criticized. However, while I intend to keep standing up for a few misunderstood gems, there's nothing I can say to save or defend "Room 6". It's a real shame actually, because the movie had some fairly meritorious deal of potential and I was even willing to leave aside the unintentional funny moments and the occasional bad acting. Unfortunately, the ending undeniably ruined the whole thing and that's just something that I can't tolerate in horror movies nowadays. I don't understand why there are tons of movies out there that even though they're not exactly masterpieces, they're okay and all of a sudden, through the last minutes, something extremely stupid happens and ruins the film entirely. This is the case of "Room 6", along with many other films that came out lately.
In "Room 6", a young schoolteacher named Amy, finds herself struggling with very unpleasant circumstances, after a tragic car accident she suffers with her boyfriend, Nick. After this unpleasant event, Amy, who has a strange aversion to hospitals, decides to confront her phobia and looks for her boyfriend. Unconveniently, right after the accident, Nick is mysteriously taken by two strecher bearers who refuse to give Amy any information about where they would leave him. Desperate and with no one else to turn to, the young school teacher, hopelessly tries to find her boyfriend in a world gone mad, full of people who seem to be hiding something from her and some weird demons on the loose. Simoultaneously, another young man named Lucas, who was involved in the same car accident, finds himself in a similar situation and decides to team up with Amy in a search that makes them experience some of the most bizarre and fearful circumstances.
If I have to be honest, I actually believe the story is not all that bad. Perhaps it was somehow inspired by some previous stories, but the idea itself wasn't terrible. The problem is that the execution was terribly done. First of all, there are things that simply don't have and explanation and they only add confussion to a simple story that doesn't need all these "comes and goes" that lead to nowhere itself. The background story about Amy and her late father somehow appears out of place and the typical little girl who knows too much seems extremely far-fetched. Also, even though the two leading actors are fairly popular (Christine Taylor and Jerry O'Conell), the acting was beyond laughable. I don't know if they both went backwards to the early days of their career or if they were simply badly directed. All I know is that Ms. Taylor and Mr O'Conell were disappointing and I didn't expected two familiar faces in such a silly project that was somehow doomed from the get-go. Ellie Cornell was by far the best thing about this film and not only regarding the acting. Her character, a low-class and foul-mouthed trailer-trash woman, works as some kind of comedy relief to the story and while the results are modest, I myself found this character in particular as one of the highest points of the film. Ms. Cornell definitely is a magnificent actress and it was nice to see her leaving the sweet Rachel she once played in "Halloween 4", behind. Perhaps she is the only reason why this big mess is enjoyable in the end.
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