Lucy and Paul return to their childhood home for a celebration dinner when their Uncle Stan shows up with inappropriate gifts for all, and a way-too-young fiancée named Candy. Once the gifts are unwrapped, all Hell breaks loose.
Christy (Zehetner) returns to her hometown years after a car accident that disfigured her older sister. Haunted by the accident in which she was the driver, she learns that her worst nightmares have either come true ... or are about to.
Odessa is a beautiful girl addicted to the attention and money as an adult film star. William, a lonely mechanic, has a crush on her, and she indulges his fantasy and leads him on. Thinking he can help her find a normal life, he befriends her drug fueled bodyguard, Angry Jack, to get close to her.
Brendan Sexton III,
Matthew Gray Gubler
Tense and witty, The French Guy will have you stuck to the edge of your seat for its duration. You'll laugh and suffer through Elizabeth's (Chula) worst nightmare come true. Fleming provides a hilarious, yet provocative meditation on violence from a female perspective within the context of middle/upper class North America. The French Guy is like Harold and Maude, gone way south.
From Tygh Runyan's performance as an aspiring musician down on his luck and desperate for recognition, to Serge Bennathan's performance as the removed, aesthetically obsessed, culture snob, The French Guy is rich in satirical social commentary.
Anne Marie explores the creative edge by bringing typically non-diegetic sound from a horror soundtrack onto the screen with live musicians. Carefully shot, watching The French Guy is like watching a painter. The plastic covered condo is the canvas, and blood is the paint.
I highly recommend this film.
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