The film was released in the United States only in 2013, seven years after the premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. This was due to distribution rights issues. See more »
Just after the ranch house lights cut out and Mandy gets up from the couch to find candles, Jake's arm jumps from down to up along the back of the couch, as different takes were edited together. See more »
[looking at map of USA with Xs]
What's with all the Xs.
Jake's hooked up with a girl from each of those states.
Yeah right. There are like 40 states accounted for here.
And the fuckers parents are taking him to Alaska in August.
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Oh Molly Dear
Performed by B.F. Shelton See more »
More bemusing than thrilling
This film is definitely unusual. Not a lot really happens, there is a massive amount of time spent getting to know the characters and most of the action is condensed into the last half hour. I am all up for characterisation but there really isn't an awful lot to the characters, and they partake on a whole load of mundane yet embarrassing behaviour. For instance in one scene the girls are talking, one whips down her trousers to sit on the toilet and her friend starts ribbing her about her pubic hair. The film carries on in this general manner, although not graphic or titillating or offensive this snap shot into the lives of over-sexed American teens is just kind of embarrassing to watch (especially with relatives). The camera hovers at breast height for the majority of the film especially when Mandy is running or jumping which is great!, but again makes you feel a bit guilty you are watching so avidly (maybe it is an English thing).
The film gets plus points for...
Good production but not overly glossy.
The gore has been kept down but the murders still make you wince.
Stays inside the classic 90 minute barrier.
Keeps you guessing, you will work out the ending ahead of time but not before mixing it up with lots of other theories.
Over all it is an okay film, takes a while to heat up then burns out fast. No notable moments of horror genius, but no really terrible movie blunders either.
A solid horror, just don't expect too much.
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