Nobody Loves Alice is about Alice, a sad and lonely woman who always dreamed of finding the right person to be with. Her dreams come true when she befriends a bunch of her co-workers and ...
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Nobody Loves Alice is about Alice, a sad and lonely woman who always dreamed of finding the right person to be with. Her dreams come true when she befriends a bunch of her co-workers and Abigail, one of her co-workers wants to test her soon to be husband's fidelity. Alice finds herself falling in love with him, as they first meet.
Nobody Loves Alice is the most shocking psychological horror film that I've seen this year, so far. Writer/Director Roger A Scheck provides a very shocking character study here. Its one of those movies that rely, for the most part on character development. It does that so that you are interested in the characters. Scheck does a very good job spending time developing on the two main characters. He does that by going into the background of the main character, and focusing on the struggles of the person that going through, what it's like to have someone you love being abducted. Scheck also doesn't go kill crazy like in the recent torture-porn films even thought...
"Nobody loves Alice" could have been a decent loooow budget movie. While most movies with such a small budget fail because of the bad acting I was pleasantly surprised to find some pretty believable main actors here. Foremost the main character Alice who is played in a really cute and lovely way by totally unknown actress Nitzan Mager. While this is filed in horror it rather reminds me of May which also got into that wrong drawer. Both movies are rather on the psychological drama side but "Nobody loves Alice" is way slower in its development with long shots and little music. The basic plot is about a girl who got detached from the real world because of events in her childhood ... she desperately tries to find love and if she doesn't get it she captures it and binds her "lover" to a bed where she can torture him if he doesn't love her the way she wants. After all the movie is set in very little locations, everything is filmed pretty close up with nearly no wide shots which makes the movie seem a little narrow, anyway the actors save a lot here. I could also look across the annoying use of piano music which at times is edited rather clumsy... but where this movie falls flat on its face is the paper thin plot. The movie starts, Alice is there, some flashback introduce her as a child and what we later learn about the events in her childhood doesn't come close to how psychological the movie wants to be. So the movie basically deals with Alice capturing the fiancé of a girl in the office she works at (and the work surrounding really is way unbelievable...) and people getting on her tracks... ultimately leading to some blood and a real annoying end that looks like they didn't know how to get out of that script. Its really a shame for the good acting and the interesting lead character but the unfolding story is the lamest thing about it all and pulls it down in the end. Sure they manage to keep some suspense among the really slow pacing of the movie but it just leads nowhere. If you liked May and have a heart for equal movies but on a shoestring budget give it a try but there's just too many weaknesses on many levels here.
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