Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset? Written by
Each time we see the power plant cooling towers a crow can be heard. This is an homage to The Simpsons, which does the same thing with almost every exterior shot of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. See more »
When Dawn is 'checked' at the clinic, she flees the room screaming after 'biting' off the gynecologist's fingers. As she opens the door she's displaying very visible underwear lines through her surgical gown. Given the antics displayed, she's not supposed to be wearing any underwear. See more »
Hey Brad, don't splash your sister.
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During the ending credits, a statement appears saying (approximately): "No man was harmed during filming of this movie." Like the ever-present credit saying "No animals were harmed during filming of this movie", in which animals appear. See more »
If all you know about 'Teeth' is the premise, you probably think it's a typical B horror film. In fact, this movie is very good and very fun. I don't mean so-bad-it's-good, I mean good.
The key is that the movie is restrained. You get the shots that will make you cringe--the filmmakers don't skimp on the juicy stuff--but nothing outrageous. More importantly, 'Teeth' is well acted and written. In some indie films, the dialogue is so bad it's distracting. Not this one. In fact, movies in this genre can go overboard at almost any point--a rogue scientist arriving to explain everything, buckets of blood, or just a scene that goes too far and makes you laugh instead of scream. 'Teeth' deftly avoids the pitfalls. It is scary, funny, and never too much, at least not for me.
This movie isn't an Oscar-worthy drama, but it could be a cult classic. I, for one, left the theatre with my money's worth and then some.
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