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Pinching Penny (2011)

R | | Crime | 11 October 2011 (USA)
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A British hypochondriac turns to crime after becoming addicted to consumerism. As his obsession worsens, his life falls quickly into the absurd and he continues to spend himself deeper and ... See full summary »

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Alex
Timothy J. Meyer ...
Murphy
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Teddi (as Ginny Glaser)
Lauren J. Wertz ...
Penny
Chadwick Richard Anderson ...
Bishop
Ryan Niebeling ...
K
Paul Vonasek ...
Rook
Jeff Nichol ...
The King
Brianna Lucas ...
The Queen
Sebastian John Hull ...
The Medic
Robert Niebeling ...
Cop 1
Tom Gillen ...
Cop 2
Holly Orth ...
Fig
Martin Jonason ...
Mr. Pryde
Teresa Litfin-Wertz ...
Delores Pryde
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A British hypochondriac turns to crime after becoming addicted to consumerism. As his obsession worsens, his life falls quickly into the absurd and he continues to spend himself deeper and deeper into depravity. Written by Anonymous

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Don't you know how a kidnapping works?

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Lauren Wertz (who played the title character Penny) did all of her own stunts. See more »

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Alex: If you don't let me out of here with this fucking record player: I swear to God I'll fucking shoot ya!
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Performed by Josh Belville
Written by Josh Belville
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A struggle to sit through. Pointless and irritating.
7 May 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's been said by others, but this just looks and feels like a looooong student film. And not a good one. It drags on and on while nothing of interest happens. The acting by the lead is good, but the rest of the film is garbage. The characters all look like young friends playing dress-ups and there isn't even a hint of credibility or 'realism'. There's no feeling of any real threat, either. To anyone. The 'medic' was beyond idiotic. Was all the red light meant to make it feel like 'hell' and he sold his soul to the proverbial devil? Well, it didn't work. It just made it look even more like an amateur production. The 'story' is irritating. The editing is terrible and overly complicated, trying to be stylistic and cool, but just coming across as pretentious and annoying. A lot of the slow motion sequences with music are completely pointless. The characters are all silly, boring, and dull, and the swearing feels fake and forced, with no real emotion behind it... or anything, for that matter. I had to sit through this garbage for professional reasons, and was a real struggle. Rest assured that my company at least will not be touching this train wreck. It's a waste of time and money. And the weakness was not the lack of money. Better films have been done for less. The weakness was the over-directing, the pretentious editing, and the utterly terrible writing. As you can tell, I absolutely hated it.

Edit: Do the people posting the fake reviews here really think that anyone would be stupid enough to believe them? If they do then I guess those gullible people deserve to sit through this joke of a film. However, since most low budget pieces of garbage (as opposed to some genuinely good low budget offerings) have a bunch of overly excited fake reviews by family, friends, and people involved in the film claiming it to be the greatest thing ever, I guess that assuming anyone would be gullible enough to believe those reviews is even more of an insult to the public than the film they want to dupe you to see.


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