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Silent Retreat (2013)

Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat, in the woods, for rehabilitation, only to realize that the men who run it are brainwashing women, and if she breaks the rules, she'll discover what lurks beyond the trees.

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Chelsea Jenish ...
Janey
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Alexis
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Doctor
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Pink Stripe
Matthew Romantini ...
Albert
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Paul
Jennie Foster ...
Long Bangs
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Jenna Jade Rain ...
Red Hair
Mark Kalpakis ...
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Angela M. Newell ...
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Sable Rae Empey ...
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Minerva Mohabir ...
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Meghan Nora Smith ...
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A creature feature. In this horror film, Janey is sent to a silent retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are brainwashing women to be quiet and submissive, and if she breaks the rules, she'll find out what lurks beyond the trees ... Written by Anonymous

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29 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The fact that so many reviews point out the inconsistency in tone of the film is a hint. I mean, I get it, I get that they wanted to do all of this, but it just doesn't work. The first half of the film is fine, it's just that it seems to turn direction in such a jarring way that it really kills all the momentum it had been building up. The performances are fine, even if the characters are nothing to write home about, and the production values for an indie film are also pretty impressive. It really comes down to the screenplay and the fact that the directing needed to be toned down a bit. Even for a good time, this doesn't all work, although it could've.


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