Interesting. Could have done without the immaculate conception… MoreInteresting. Could have done without the immaculate conception (please! It was probably her step father!), but this was nicely filmed and acted. The Amish seeming upbringing and family were something different for this type of film.
Admittedly I only lasted 15 minutes into this, but it's exactly what… MoreAdmittedly I only lasted 15 minutes into this, but it's exactly what you think it would be.
I'm sure it would have its audience, but I'm not one of them. Though in all fairness, I did not like The Hangover and I'm lukewarm on The Hunger Games. If I was a fan, maybe I would be more amused by this. I did watch the Twilight spoof a few years ago and was mildly entertained by it.
Picked this up for $6. Hadn't seen it before, but looked like a bit of… MorePicked this up for $6. Hadn't seen it before, but looked like a bit of 90's tack I might enjoy.
Actually, it wasn't too bad. The glass in the cookies scene alone raised this movie half a star.
What I didn't like was the end. Seriously? The woman is crazy and has killed several people and he thinks she's going to take that?!
All time favourite of mine. Can't believe this movie is 20 years old… MoreAll time favourite of mine. Can't believe this movie is 20 years old now.
As always watching this, I find Elina Lowensohn compelling. What an underrated actress she was. Pity she seems to be not acting anymore.
Typical great Hal Hartley film. He really made some classics around this time (Trust, The Unbelievable Truth). I loved these films and used to watch them over and over on VHS.
The story is excellent. Sophia, a young woman duped into porn films and drug addiction at a young age, (Elina Lowensohn), decides she has had enough and pushes the man who trapped her out a window (Martin Donovan).
However, he doesn't die, but wakes up with amnesia. He meets an ex nun, Isabelle (Isabelle Hupert) who takes him in and starts to fall for him. He has nightmares and talks in his sleep about a woman he treated badly and threatened, Sophia.
Seeing Sophia in a porn magazine makes him curious about whether she may be his Sophia, and he and Isabelle step out to help her.
There's a little more to it than that, but that's basically the premise. Highly original and beautifully filmed. Just the way the script is written is worth watching it for. The delivery of the lines. Can't gush enough. If you have never seen this, I highly recommend it.
Enjoyed this. Really quite creepy. Rachelle is actually a better… MoreEnjoyed this. Really quite creepy. Rachelle is actually a better actress than i gave her credit for. She is very convincing as a recently divorced woman who has started over and starts to receive strange phone calls from a woman named Rose who may, or may not be from the past.
Rose was also surprisingly menacing for a character you only see briefly in this, who sounds like a sweet old lady.
Very interesting idea for a horror. One of the better ones I have seen in quite some time.
May not be the stupidest movie I ever saw, but got to be coming close.… MoreMay not be the stupidest movie I ever saw, but got to be coming close. No wonder Taylor does not seem to get decent roles! (By the way, I am not a fan, but he is not *that* bad as an actor). This is just a crappy movie with a silly plot.
As others have commented, this really does have the straight-to-dvd… MoreAs others have commented, this really does have the straight-to-dvd feel to it despite the good cast. I had never heard of it, but it was on TV so gave it a go.
It moves slowly in the beginning and wasn't too sure about it, but as it moves on, and then with the two twists at the end, I was glad I stuck with it.
Can't really say too much and give it away, but it was interesting and I wasn't quite sure which of the two ladies were delusional until the very end.
I thought it was okay at first, but gradually lost me. Still not… MoreI thought it was okay at first, but gradually lost me. Still not entirely sure what was going on by the end, but found I didn't really care by then either.
Typical dumb "blockbuster" type movie that's only good for a one off watch and preferably for free on tv.
Slow moving, but really quite enjoyed this. Interesting story about a… MoreSlow moving, but really quite enjoyed this. Interesting story about a writer who returns home to visit his mother after a professional set back. He revisits the girl he left behind and gets into more than he bargained for with the neighbour, a 57 year old man who has never left home and has a few issues of his own.
Definitely an original story, and the usual good acting you can expect from Martin Donovan.