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Mickey is about to get his big break as an amateur filmmaker, from a serial killer who turns him and his camera into 'the perfect witness'.

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Mickey is about to get his big break as an amateur filmmaker, from a serial killer who turns him and his camera into 'the perfect witness'.

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Rated R for strong violence including rape, brief nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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According to an interview he gave to the New York Times in 2010, this movie was made during the middle of Wes Bentley's decade-long, extremely serious addiction to cocaine and heroin. He said in that interview that he only accepted any movie roles during that time so that he would have money to buy enough drugs. See more »

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Mickey Gravatski: Remember when I asked you if you could stop killing? And you said that if the seeds that were buried in darkness were never plant...
James Lemac: ...were never planted, that I might be able to capture the innocence that I never had.
Mickey Gravatski: Yeah. I wondered, who planted those seeds?
James Lemac: Hmm
Mickey Gravatski: She took you down there and left you there, huh?
James Lemac: Who? What are you talking about?
Mickey Gravatski: Did you take me down to that cellar to justify what you do?
James Lemac: Not everything is for your fuckin' benefit, Mick.
Mickey Gravatski: Right. ya know it just seems like...
James Lemac: It ...
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It didn't suck, but I probably wouldn't recommend it
9 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unlike the other posters so far, I'm not falling over in my seat at how amazing and awesome this movie was -- because it wasn't. Don't be fooled by the fanboy stylings of earlier posts, this is not the latest "Henry." To its credit, it wants to be a movie that good, but it falls short on a variety of levels. The acting is pretty good, but there are no star turns here, except perhaps for the always under-appreciated Beth Grant, in a small role at the end. The story is so-so, but it is filled with logical holes and strains credulity many times.

But the biggest problem for me was depth. The movie wants to be weighing in on the way in which the filmmaker ends up behaving like the killer, but the plot doesn't slow down long enough to really explore it. It just keeps plowing ahead into new unlikely turn after turn, with no time left for a real reckoning for anyone.

At the end, I'm not sorry I watched it, but it wasn't all that great.


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