Braven Films, Killer Films, Rip Cord Productions,

Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Michael Cera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Agustin Silva

Alicia (Juno Temple) is an American girl, visiting her cousin Sarah (Emily Browning) in Chile. Shortly after arrival, they take of on a trip, but Sarah is called away, and leaves Alicia with her friends to watch over her. We quickly gather that Alicia is not totally stable to begin with, but typical of a bunch of young guys, they start teasing and tormenting Alicia which drives her deeper and deeper into insanity. Eventually plagued by night terrors and other fears, Alicia slips more and more into psychiatric frenzy as the friends try, but maybe a bit too late, to get her some help.

This is a screwed up movie. Really. It’s hard to put a category on this. The DVD box would like you to think it’s a horror film, or a psychological thriller, but it’s neither of those. The characters are really not that well developed, and the chaos that this movie shows makes little sense, really. One of the friends is Brink, played by Michael Cera, which has to be one of the most annoying characters I have ever seen in a movie. It’s not what he does that’s so bad, although that’s bad enough, but it’s the voice and mannerisms which he uses to portray this guy. I wanted someone to either kill him or send him away as I could not stand to hear him talk. The story is disjointed, I guess in an artsy way to make us feel the insanity, but nothing was done very effectively. There stuff with dogs, and witch doctors, and molestation stuff, but none of it made much sense or fit together in any way that I could make sense of. So I didn’t enjoy this movie in the least. It wasn’t any one thing in particular that turned me away, but it’s just that none of it seems to have any purpose at all. I see that some people absolutely love this movie. I’m not sure how, but I guess everything will resonate with someone somehow, but I have to say that it just did not work for me, and I do not recommend this. It seemed like a waste of time for me.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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