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The Unspeakable Act (2012)

 |  Drama  |  1 March 2013 (USA)
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17-year-old Jackie is in distress as her older brother Matthew gets his first girlfriend and prepares for college. Though Matthew does not share her incestuous desire, Jackie fights the intrusion of reality on her idyllic childhood world.

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Jackie Kimball
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Zoe
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Jessica
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Madeleine
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Zelda Knapp ...
Alexandra
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Jackie Kimball is a likable, normal 17-year-old girl in every way but one: she has been in love all her life with her brother Matthew, one year older than her. Matthew is bringing his new girlfriend Yolanda home to dinner at the Kimball house, and Jackie's melodramatic anguish disrupts the family's preparations. Surprisingly sociable during the dinner, Jackie later confronts her brother tearfully in the attic room that is their traditional meeting place. Matthew and Jackie have been symbiotically close all their lives, but Matthew doesn't share Jackie's incestuous inclinations, and Jackie has no choice but to deal with the intrusion of adult life upon their childhood intimacy. Long widowed, Jackie's mother Alice is a sympathetic but detached presence, often found at her writing desk, drinking coffee and composing letters and journals. An older brother, Will, is an exchange student abroad; sister Jeanne, impatient with Jackie's flamboyance, is poised to leave home soon. Though Jackie ... Written by Dan Sallitt

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Why is everyone so weird?
23 November 2013 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

Throughout the first 10 minutes of The Unspeakable Act I kept thinking

  • why is everyone so weird? Is this a low-budget slasher horror? Do


they use the absurdly unnatural behavior of the characters to build suspense and create a dispiriting atmosphere? Why is the mother in the story the spitting image of every mental patient depicted on film? Why is the daughter a teenage Wednesday Adams? Alas, after 40 minutes of watching, no one got brutally murdered, except for my will to watch and indie film ever again. I though I should still give it a chance and in another 10 minutes I had forgotten it was still on.

To sum up: even the subject matter of The Unspeakable Act is not as disturbing as the movie itself. Or maybe that was what they were going for: let's make a film so terrible that even incest wouldn't measure up to it! Well, challenge completed.


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