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Sexy Evil Genius (2013)

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A group of guys are drawn to the same bar in downtown Los Angeles by an ex-girlfriend they all have in common.

Director:

Shawn Piller

Writer:

Scott Lew (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Miranda Prague
Katee Sackhoff ... Nikki Franklyn
Anthony Michael Hall ... Mark Von Dutch
Seth Green ... Zachary Newman
William Baldwin ... Bert Mayfaire
Harold Perrineau ... Marvin Coolidge
Nora Kirkpatrick ... Abby
Alix Elizabeth Gitter ... Chatty Girl
Derek Mio ... Lead Singer
Chad Guerrero ... Totally Untrustworthy Looking Gangster #1
Kristy Dowe ... Young Nikki Franklin
Denny Kirkwood Denny Kirkwood ... Bartender
Mario Perez ... Totally Untrustworthy Looking Gangster #2
Dean Testerman ... Bar Patron
Robert 'Rock' Galotti Robert 'Rock' Galotti ... Arresting Officer
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A dark comedy about an eclectic group of strangers invited to a downtown bar by a mutual ex-lover, Nikki Franklyn, a maddeningly sexy, unpredictable and possibly insane young woman who's recently gotten out of prison for murdering her last ex-boyfriend. The party really gets started when Nikki herself arrives, hauling her latest lover and fiancee, the morally challenged lawyer who'd been handling her case. She's mysterious about her intentions and her current and former lovers soon realize they are all caught in one of her brilliant, mischievous mind-games with possible deadly consequences. By the night's end, revenge will be had, new romance will bloom, and Nikki will have delivered on her reputation as the sexy evil genius. Written by Anonymous

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bar | fiancee | death | flashback | love | See All (14) »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi genio del mal See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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At one point in the film, Seth Green's character Zach talks about sitting at home alone eating a "six dollar burger". Seth Green starred in a Hardee's commercial advertising their new "Six Dollar Burger". See more »

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Miranda refers to Zack Seth Green by his real first name, Seth, telling Marvin, "I just told Seth," when asked if Nikki really killed someone. See more »

Quotes

Miranda Prague: Nikki doesn't steal hearts, she eats them.
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Referenced in Revealed: Seth Green (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Hangin' on to My Hangover
Written by Barbara L. Jordan and William Peterkin
Performed by BJ Blues Project
Published by Heavy Hitters (ASCAP)
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Terrific play... engrossing film...
11 April 2013 | by mark-newman-1See all my reviews

Why hasn't this movie gotten more reviews? (11 at the last count!) Well, it went straight to DVD, that's why. But that's a shame because it's a corker of a script and deserves a wider audience.

A capable cast leads the audience through a twisty turny plot involving the ex-lovers of Nikki, a 'sexy evil genius.' She gathers them together in a bar for mysterious reasons that she baits them with through their meeting... but nothing is as it seems and no-one can be sure whether or not she's telling the truth. Come to think of it, there are questions of 'the truth' about her ex-lovers too.

Key to the story is the question of her sanity, the veracity of which is cleverly shuffled throughout the dialog. What is real and what is imagined... what is believed to have happened and what has actually happened.

The state of Nikki's mental health (don't call her Nik!) would explain her motives but we never know what that is or what they are till the end.

The ensemble cast all help create an electric atmosphere but when Katee Sackhoff is let off her leash she steals it.

If you enjoyed the intelligent screenplay, brisk pace and edgy atmosphere of Glengarry Glenross then you'll get a pleasant evenings entertainment from this.


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