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Get the Girl (2017)

A wealthy young man is conned into staging a fake kidnapping in order to be a hero and win the affection of a girl he's madly in love with. But when one of the hired kidnappers is ... See full summary »

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A wealthy young man is conned into staging a fake kidnapping in order to be a hero and win the affection of a girl he's madly in love with. But when one of the hired kidnappers is accidentally killed during the charade, he's forced to actually save her life while not revealing that it's been a ruse all along. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody violence, language throughout, drug use and brief sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »
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The vehicle in the garage is a Toyota however, the registration inside the car is for a Honda 4WD. See more »

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References Heat (1995) See more »

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K.J. Goes Berzerk
Music By Kevin Riepl feat. Laura Intravia
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Everybody's doing it!
1 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So the new thing for seasoned horror directors is to make their first non horror film, sometimes with elements of horror, but ultimately a different genre. Ti west with "In a valley of violence, Christopher Smith with "Detour", now Eric England with "Get the girl", and there are many more examples I cant think of off the top of my head immedietely. Eric England's "Get the girl" is upbeat, hip, somewhat exciting, and pretty fast paced. This movie is done by a director who has only done horror films up to this point and although he is young Eric England is still seasoned in the genre. Madison County had corny and ugly characters but was overall a good horror movie. Contracted was also a good horror movie. It is a body horror film with some good creepy factors to it. It gives a nice nod to independent horror as it stars talented screenwriter Simon Barret as the mysterious man, Caroline Williams as the worried mother, Matt Mercer who England also used in his first film "Madison County" and went on to become a staple in independent horror. "Roadside", England's second to newest film, was pretty crappy and uneventful. It was a mix of a very boring thriller/mystery/horror. Now, England comes out with this narrative engaging thriller, "Get the girl". The only problem is tho, that there are a lot of problems with this film, as it seems as if the director wanted to upgrade his filming quality and style but he kinda just did it with out really doing his homework on it. It seems like an amateur director tried to make a big budget feeling film, but failed kinda miserably. The lead character is boring and extremely generic. He is not attractive, he is childish, his intro background story was seriously lacking any real background info about him which keeps the audience from ever really feeling for this guy or relating with him and immedietely makes us think he is shady by not telling us more of his background. Its like he was hiding something from us and we knew this within the first 5 or 10 minutes of the movie. The girl is also very boring and not very attractive at all. The movie is overall confusing and the only redeeming quality, in my opinion, is the presence of Noah Segan. He brings a certain menace to any movie he stars in. This movie seemed childish and immature. It is like a step backwards for Eric England, as there is no real emotional or mental pull to this film. It is barely comendable and very forgettable. The biggest problem in this film is the editing. The film editing sucks. There are several shots where a character is standing there making a certain face, or even pointing a gun at someone, and then in the immediate next shot, the character is suddenly turned around looking out the window. There was no transfer in actions. It was weird to see the focus of the shot operating and moving smoothly and accurately, while the background character was pointing a gun and shifted to walking up the stairs in the blink of an eye. Terrible editing for an overused and tiring plot. You would think Eric England had more "oomph" in him. I am not impressed at all. I follow horror directors and their work and I was excited to hear about this film but once I saw it, I felt embarrassed for the director. Maybe he will redeem himself with his upcoming four films lol. I guess the lesson here is don't bite off more than you can chew and always do your homework. Gave it a 5 cuz its a good teeny bopper movie for toolish and foolish kids, and cuz i feel a little bad for England who made a movie to throw up to for all the wrong reasons.


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