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Make-Out with Violence (2008)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  8 July 2011 (Australia)
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A genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead. It tells the story of twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brett Miller ...
Beetle Darling
Shellie Marie Shartzer ...
Wendy Hearst
David Fuqua ...
Guru
Zach Duensing ...
Hunter #1
Gail Sparks ...
Hunter #2
Mike Luckett ...
The Trespasser
Cody DeVos ...
Carol Darling
Eric Lehning ...
Patrick Darling
Jack Doyle ...
Mr. Darling
Jordan Lehning ...
Rody Carrigan
Patricia Doyle ...
Mrs. Carrigan
David Mead ...
Mr. Carrigan
Leah High ...
Addy Greer
Sharon Jones ...
Chaperone
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Janie Carlise
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A genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead. It tells the story of twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated from high school and struggling to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance of their friend, the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. When a drive through the countryside surrounding their suburban community leads to the discovery of Wendy's mysteriously animated corpse, the boys secretly transport the un-dead Wendy to an empty house in hopes of somehow bringing her back to life. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy for their friends and family as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew, or, failing that, to satisfy their own quests for love amongst the living and the dead. Written by Anonymous

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Actress Tia Shearer was introduced to the producers during an open casting call. She was approached to play the part of Addy when the availability of previously cast Leah High became uncertain. After resolving the issue and impressed by her audition, the producers asked Shearer to play Anne Haran instead. See more »

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Anne Haran: I think that's a good idea Addy.
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Ooo as in Love
Written by Jordan Lehning
Performed by Jordan Lehning
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A pretentious "indie" movie that wants to be Deadgirl for lonely teenagers.
14 December 2010 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Unlike Deadgirl, which was released around the same time, this movie struck me as pretentious nonsense that exists only to showcase the indie cred of all involved. There wasn't anything really *wrong* with it, per se, but I found myself constantly rolling my eyes and sighing heavily. Most of the scenes are melodramatic, though the acting is decent enough. None of the characters ever seem to express any strong emotions, though I suppose that's probably the fault of the writers/directors than the actors. Speaking of the writing, it was pretty mediocre. I've seen much, much worse, but with the pretentiousness of the directing, I was really expecting something a bit deeper. The soundtrack seems to be a major part of the experience, and I'm sure that if you're one of those hipsters who can't get enough of pretentious, derivative pop music, you'll love it to death. Unfortunately, I don't think I was in the target demographic for this movie. Some movies can transcend their genre and target demographic, like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (spaghetti western), The Shining (horror), and The Godfather (crime drama). That requires good directing and writing, however, and this movie simply can't rise above the silly pretensions of the Smeagol brothers (or whatever). If you're into this sort of thing (pretentious "indie" movies), you'll probably love it, but I was overcome by boredom and annoyance.


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