By moving and starting life over in a new school, Molly Hartley is hoping to leave her troubled past behind her. As her 18th birthday draws near, dark secrets begin to reveal themselves to her.
Directed by – Mickey Liddell
Written by – John Travis, Rebecca Sonnenshine
Starring – Haley Bennett, Jake Weber, Chace Crawford, Shannon Woodward, Shanna Collins, AnnLynne McCord, Marin Hinkle, Nina Siemaszko, Josh Steart, Jessica Lowndes, Randy Wayne, Jamie McShane, Ron Canada, Kevin Cooney
This one was probably a little bit better than I thought it would be, but it’s still another run of the mill MTV styled thriller. Pretty people in general stereotypes interact with each other and a few shocks are thrown in which all leads to an ending that saved the film for me. The only thing wrong with the ending is that it happens after 80 minutes of the usual stuff which didn’t excite me at all. There were a few times I almost shut it off because I was getting bored but I just can’t do that, no matter how bad a movie may be. Sometimes the best part is the ending and that’s what happened here.
I'm pretty, you're pretty, it just makes sense!
Some terrible things have happened to Molly in the past and now she’s beginning to hear voices and seeing things. Her dad just wants to help her move forward and so she’s off to a new school. The resident hottie likes her and the resident bitch does not. Another girl who has a ‘very close relationship with Jesus’ wants to be her friend and so does the ‘I’m too cool for school so I smoke and cut class’ girl from the wrong side of the tracks. You couldn’t have more clichés in one movie without it exploding.
The entire movie is pretty bland. It’s slowly revealed that something is happening to Molly and on her 18th birthday they’ll be coming for her. It’s not too much of a surprise who ‘they’ wind up being but the final moments of the film go in the complete opposite direction of what you would expect. Too bad the rest of the movie is so by the numbers. It actually took me an entire day to finally accept that I enjoyed the ending because it took me that long to get over the fact that the movie kinda sucks.
Always have a spotter when bathing!
There’s nothing really new here and even though I liked how the ending went, it was still pretty lame. The movie is full of little shock twist moments that carry no impact at all. They all left me thinking ‘Noooo, REEEAAALLLYYYY!’ On top of the twists you can see a mile away, there’s a moment in the movie where someone meets their demise in the hallway of a house but nothing happens after that. I guess nobody bothered to call the police or look for the body or trip over it in their investigations. It makes no sense how this certain person is there and it makes even less sense that nobody does anything with the body after. Of course it doesn’t really matter since you never see that body again anyway. Maybe they weren’t dead and just left, all pissed off that they had blood on their shirt.
I wouldn’t bother with this one unless predictable and boring is your thing. The actors do a good enough job but their characters are cookie cutter stereotypes that only wind up grating on the nerves. If you really have a need to see it, just ask me what happens at the end and save yourself the time and money.
Under the marquee – Will
Buy Now at Amazon