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Otis (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 7 March 2008 (USA)
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are ... See full summary »

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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are contacted by her kidnapper, an insufferable FBI Special Agent takes charge of the case.But, from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by Otis, Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape and to contact her parents. And, fed up with the tragi-comic inability of the FBI to find their girl, Will, Kate, and Riley's brother, Reed decide to take matters - and justice - into their own hands. Written by Anonymous

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The opening sequence with Tarah Paige was filmed in a single day. See more »

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Agent Hotchkiss: You should feel good now. I have an 80% recovery rate.
Will Lawson: 80 percent? Really?
Agent Nogi: Well... we only recovered 60 percent of Debbie Pilter.
Agent Hotchkiss: Right. Beautiful legs. Track star.
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References 48 Hours (1988) See more »

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Cum on Feel the Noize
Performed by Quiet Riot
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Written by Noddy Holder (as Neville Holder) / Jim Lea (as James Lea)
© Barn Publishing (Slade) Limited
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You're just not my type.
30 January 2012 | by (Seattle, United States) – See all my reviews

Watching a movie is a lot like meeting people. Most of the time, you know a little bit about them and your just interested to meet. A girl walks by and catches your eye. You sit next to someone on the bus and they're reading a book you like. Sometimes it's a person everybody's been talking about and you just got to meet! Sometimes they're part of a DVD double feature with Dr. Giggles.

Most of the time, you talk a little bit, share a few stories, depart, go on with your life, and think back later on in life and vaguely remember meeting. Or maybe it's a gradual thing, and takes a little while until you realize how much you like them. Sometimes it's going well at first, but then things take a wrong turn and you decide you have no intention of seeing this person again. Every once and a while, that magic spark happens and you want know this person for the rest of your life. And then there are the people who, after knowing them for mere moments, you've decided that you absolutely loath this person completely, and the next 1 hour and 40 minutes only reinforce this original gut reaction. Otis, unfortunately, falls into the final category, but it is a struggle to remember a person in my life who I hated so instantaneously and consistently.

I'll start with the cinematography, which was the first thing to tip me off. I hated it immediately and I don't think there was a single shot in the entire movie that I thought was interesting, creative, or pleasing. I'm not saying it was terrible in the sense that they were incompetent, because you could take any still from the movie and you couldn't say that it was necessarily wrong, but it was just a little too right. It was like the Stepford Wives of cinematography, all sparkly and nice on the outside, but soulless.

I could spend some time criticizing the acting, but that would be a little too easy. It was so uniformly bad across the board that the blame should probably be placed at the feet of a higher power, i.e. the director. You can hate a hat, but you ultimately have to question the person who decided to put that ugly thing on their head.

So many, many bad decisions. The tone, the "comedy", the complete lack of anything even remotely resembling suspense or tension. Was it their intention to have zero characters that had anything identifiable as a human emotion? Isn't that a pretty much universally known theatrical staple? You can have all the zaniness you want, but you need to have that one person to the play the straight man, so the audience could, you know, invest some emotion into this thing.

I could nitpick this movie forever, but just like it is with people, when you like someone, the things they do are cute, and when you don't like them, the things they do are annoying. After all, I did rent the DVD for the Dr. Giggles half of the double feature.. How could I enjoy Dr. Giggles so much yet hate Otis so thoroughly? Are they really that different? Well, maybe Dr. Giggles is a girl I'd like to marry and Otis is her bitchy sister, or more likely, one is a girl when you're drunk at the bar, and the other is the same girl the next morning without your beer goggles on.


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