"Nobody loves Alice" could have been a decent loooow budget movie. While most movies with such a small budget fail because of the bad acting I was pleasantly surprised to find some pretty believable main actors here. Foremost the main character Alice who is played in a really cute and lovely way by totally unknown actress Nitzan Mager. While this is filed in horror it rather reminds me of May which also got into that wrong drawer. Both movies are rather on the psychological drama side but "Nobody loves Alice" is way slower in its development with long shots and little music. The basic plot is about a girl who got detached from the real world because of events in her childhood ... she desperately tries to find love and if she doesn't get it she captures it and binds her "lover" to a bed where she can torture him if he doesn't love her the way she wants. After all the movie is set in very little locations, everything is filmed pretty close up with nearly no wide shots which makes the movie seem a little narrow, anyway the actors save a lot here. I could also look across the annoying use of piano music which at times is edited rather clumsy... but where this movie falls flat on its face is the paper thin plot. The movie starts, Alice is there, some flashback introduce her as a child and what we later learn about the events in her childhood doesn't come close to how psychological the movie wants to be. So the movie basically deals with Alice capturing the fiancé of a girl in the office she works at (and the work surrounding really is way unbelievable...) and people getting on her tracks... ultimately leading to some blood and a real annoying end that looks like they didn't know how to get out of that script. Its really a shame for the good acting and the interesting lead character but the unfolding story is the lamest thing about it all and pulls it down in the end. Sure they manage to keep some suspense among the really slow pacing of the movie but it just leads nowhere. If you liked May and have a heart for equal movies but on a shoestring budget give it a try but there's just too many weaknesses on many levels here.
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