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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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Sean Byrne

Writer:

Sean Byrne
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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 ... Dan
Leo Taylor Leo Taylor ... Teacher
Brandon Burns 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't break her heart 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:

The Loved Ones See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$358,399
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lola Stone is an anagram for lost + alone. When this was mentioned to Sean in a premiere Q&A screening, he was as wowed and amazed as the audience were - he had no idea. 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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Alternate Versions

The R-Rated cut is 83 min. long while the Unrated version is 84 min. long. See more »


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Superstar
Written by Sophie Koh
Performed by Sophie Koh
© 2008 In-Fidelity Recordings
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Aussies deliver the arterial blood-splatters we needed like a hole in our head...
16 October 2018 | by troy-boultonSee all my reviews

There may be nothing new under the sun, and there is certainly nothing new on celluloid, but this digital-age flick sure can jump-start a tired old corpse. This one is a creeper, in every sense of the word. It starts slow, but adds speed as it navigates a wasteland littered with slasher-stereotype roadkill, delivering fresh nuances and jolts to the hostage splatterfest subgenre. Managing to be charmingly outback Aussie, yet simultaneously brutally classic Texan Chainsaw/Hills Have Eyes, this may-well be a modern classic. Engrossingly gross, and satisfyingly slick, with crunchy bits.


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