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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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O psyhopathis Otis  »

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Shot in 18 days. See more »

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Kate Lawson: What do we need to do to make sure that... Kim... stays alive.
Otis Broth: Just... let me take her to the prom.
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References Nancy Grace (2005) See more »

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I Ran (So Far Away)
Performed by A Flock of Seagulls
Courtesy of Jive U.K.
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Written by Frank Maudsley (as Francis Maudsley), Ali Score (as Alistair Score), Michael Score and Paul Reynolds
© Universal Music-Z Tunes, LLC (Publisher) (ASCAP)
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Dark, funny, different
19 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this Friday at the local film festival and LOVED it. First half plays ALMOST like your standard horror fare; second half is like Home Alone with power tools: raunchy, painful, funny as hell. Without the strong performances of Illeana Douglas, Daniel Stern, Kevin Pollack and Bostin Christopher, the film wouldn't work half as well. Douglas is consistently amazing, a character actress who makes her every role believable. As she transitions from suburban mom to vigilante, she never makes one turn or expression out of place: her morph is both understandable and natural.

The film leaves a few ends untied: we never quite learn what exactly happened between Otis and his brother, but we're given enough back story to guess the rest. We also never see the original "Kim." Which would've helped people better understand the obsession.

Somehow, though, as everything is coming apart - it all comes together. Audiences in both festival showings loved this movie! I hope it gets distribution before Warner releases it to DVD this summer.


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