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The Loved Ones (2009)

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When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Xavier Samuel ... Brent
Robin McLeavy ... Princess
John Brumpton ... Daddy
Richard Wilson ... Jamie
Victoria Thaine ... Holly
Jessica McNamee ... Mia
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ... Paul (as Andrew S Gilbert)
Suzi Dougherty ... Carla
Victoria Eagger ... Judith
Anne Scott-Pendlebury Anne Scott-Pendlebury ... Bright Eyes
Fred Whitlock Fred Whitlock ... Dan
Leo Taylor Leo Taylor ... Teacher
Brandon Burns ... Takeaway Shop Attendant
Stephen Walden ... Timmy Valentine
Igor Savin Igor Savin ... Rhys Agnew
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Storyline

In order to avoid a ghostly figure in the road, high school senior Brent Mitchell wraps his car around a tree, killing his father. Constantly confronted by his mother's emotional collapse after the accident, Brent escapes into a marijuana fueled world of loud metal music to block the pain and guilt. Dejected and out of sorts, he has a shot at happiness with his girlfriend Holly, a grounded, caring girl with drop dead good looks, a dream date for the high school prom. But his plans are thwarted by a disturbing series of events that take place under a mirrored disco ball, involving pink satin, glitter, syringes, nails, power drills and a secret admirer. Brent has become the prom king at a macabre, sadistic event where he is the entertainment. Written by Anonymous

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You don't have to die to go to hell See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and torture, sexuality, some language, teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Voljeni See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Jarratt turned down the role of Daddy to avoid typecasting. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Mia and Jamie are in the car at the school dance and they are smoking pot, the cigarette in Mia's hand changes positions along with her hand in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lola: How do I look?
Daddy: Pretty as a picture.
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The R-Rated cut is 83 min. long while the Unrated version is 84 min. long. See more »


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So bad it compelled me to sign up and review it.
23 May 2011 | by teresa_talbotSee all my reviews

I watched this film because my parents put it on. Thought they don't always choose my cup of tea, this choice was frankly bizarre.

This film was classed as horror but it's just gratuitous gore than doesn't really scare. The psychopathic Lola is just too ridiculous, and her supposedly scary taunting gets boring very quickly. There are several scenes that go on for far too long, and are punctuated by a poorly put together alternate story that is only very loosely linked to the rest of the 'plot'. Speaking of which, the scenes just seem to 'happen', with no build up, suspense or back-story.

I'm struggling to think of any positives. I could probably say that the comic relief isn't too horrendous.

I would advise strongly against this film.


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