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Plush (2013)

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A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.
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The Twins (as Bradley Metcalf)
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The Twins (as Jack Metcalf)
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Donnie / Drummer (as Steve Asbury)
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Mourning the loss of her brother/collaborator, a young rocker struggles to write music while juggling a husband, two kids, and a mysterious new guitarist who will stop at nothing to become the most important person in her life. Written by Anonymous

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There's a fine line between love and obsession.

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Rated R for sexual material, violence, language and some drug use. | See all certifications »

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15 October 2013 (USA)  »

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Plush: The Movie  »

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$2,843 (USA) (13 September 2013)

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$2,843 (USA) (13 September 2013)
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Actors Xavier Samuel (Enzo) and Cam Gigandet (Carter) also star in the Twilight Saga movie franchise as Riley and James respectively. See more »

Goofs

While the end credits spell actor names correctly, the opening credits misspell Frances Fisher as "Francis" with an "I" and mesh the name of Marlene Forte with her character (Dr. Ortiz) to present it as "Marlene Ortez." See more »

Quotes

Annie: [discussing Enzo and Hayley's proximity while shooting a video] Hey! This is awkward, huh?
Carter: Yeah. You know, if he wasn't gay I might just have to kill him.
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References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

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The Look In Your Eye
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Written and Composed by Julian Shah-Tayler
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Good movie, just don't expect "Amadeus" for chrissake
4 June 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

After reading some of these reviews I started thinking a better use of my time would be to hunt down all copies of "Plush" and destroy them to make the world a better place. So glad I didn't.

While this movie certainly won't solve world hunger and seal the ozone layer, it did provide some interesting thoughts to ponder, and of course the story, though yes cliché at times (what rock n roll movie isn't??), it had enough suspense and twists to keep me riveted.

I won't say much about the plot because almost anything is a spoiler. I'll just say that it's a story of a somewhat naïve young singer falling prey to the darker elements of the music business. But what makes it compelling is the subtle theme that these "darker elements" (pain, cruelty and other vices) are what make a successful artist. More about that later...

I think some people came away with negative opinions because none of the characters are perfect, and you may find yourself hating them for stupid things they do. The main character "Hayley" (Emily Browning) is not a strong individual; she's no badass like Joan Jett or Siouxie or Amy Winehouse. No, Hayley is deliberately portrayed as a sort of fragile leaf in the wind who is easily coerced into doing unwise things. The story begins by implying that the death of her brother leaves her adrift, insecure and vulnerable. I think Emily Browning did a great job of playing such a character, foolish yet intelligent, and despite her questionable choices, we can still associate with her as someone who is trying to find her footing in life.

Oh but don't expect the ABC afterschool special because "Plush" isn't afraid to get down & dirty. While there's not a lot of blood, gore & nudity shown on screen, violence and sexual situations are clearly implied. Not a good date movie, since most of the "intimate" scenes border on rape. But, going back to what I said earlier, these "darker elements" are central to the theme of the artist's passion.

My only real gripe with the movie was that they didn't explore that more for us. I suppose the film plants the idea and we are supposed to ponder it ourselves. But still, I would've loved to see some powerful, chilling monologues (like in "Amadeus" where Salieri declares war on god for not giving him enough talent). But I suppose dramatic monologues like that would've sacrificed the plot's momentum. And the plot is clearly designed to be a roller-coaster from the very opening scene to the very last.

That very same breakneck pace might be what turns some people off, thinking it's too unrealistic. But hey folks, this is rock n roll. Anything goes.

I thought the soundtrack was nicely done. I didn't recognize any bands on the list, but the overall vibe was something like the dark 90s bands Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence & Tool. With just a splash of Hilary Duff. I think I read that Emily Browning actually sang vocals. If so she did a fine job. One thing to note is how the music gets more & more messed up as the film spirals down. The last song, "Half of Me (Enzo remix)" is so positively screwed up that it's almost a joke, but that's the point.

If you like this movie I highly recommend other films that delve into the theme of depraved artists and what fuels them: "Art School Confidential", the Aussie rock n roll comedy "Garage Days", and sure why not... Oliver Stone's "The Doors".


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