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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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Horror | Thriller

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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: Who looks prettier: me or Bright Eyes?
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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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Fun! Light horror fans should give this a go.
10 March 2014 | by kara_deguzmanSee all my reviews

This movie is a hell of a lot of fun. That's really all there is to it.

Having said that, it isn't without its faults. There will be things you don't understand, characters that aren't fleshed out, side stories that are seemingly pointless and don't really push the plot forward, etc. But really, did you expect that much from torture porn? But perhaps fans of the genre might find The Loved Ones a little unsatisfying, as some gore bits aren't as cringe-inducing as they could've been.

However, I was pleasantly surprised. The build up was a little boring, but by the end, man was my heart pumping. I was rooting for the main guy so hard! This is definitely a popcorn flick that doesn't require a lot of critical thinking. The characters are... charming, actors are great, the story unique, execution very nice, and the production design is also surprisingly aesthetically-pleasing. I think horror fans should definitely give this movie a go.


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