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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Everyone is dying to be with her. Someone is killing for it.
Beautiful Mandy Lane isn't a party girl but, when classmate Chloe invites the Texas high school student to a bash in the countryside, she reluctantly accepts. After hitching a ride with a vaguely scary older man, the teens arrive at their destination. Partying ensues, and Mandy's close pal, Emmet, keeps a watchful eye on the young males making a play for Mandy. Then two of the students are murdered.
Everyone wants to fuck Amber fuckin Heard, too bad there's a fuckin-psycho killer in their way. A party with the cool-kids. A leap of faith. Locker room chit-chat. A weekend getaway. A Hell on Wheels ranch-hand. Tits at the window. 68, you do me I owe you 1. A shotgun blow-job. A bullet to the face. A Bird's-eye view gets cut to shit. A bloody French-kiss. A final hug. A broken oath. Predictable with a what-the-fuck twist. Anson fuckin Mount is cool as fuck as Garth the Cowboy. His 8 lines of dialogue are fuckin brilliant. If you want to see Amber naked, watch The Informers. If you want to see a good slasher watch something else. If you like Anson fuckin Mount and you have 90 minutes to waste, then watch this.
I really don't get the hype/support this flick gets. It looks better than every horror movie ever, and the opening 20 minutes made me think that it was going to be clever. Then it turns into a stereotypical teen slasher, but continues to act like it's still being clever.
And why, exactly, do all the boys love Mandy Lane? I mean, Amber Heard is very attractive, but Mandy Lane is less interesting than my toaster. Was that the clever part? All the boys want to do her even though she has the personality of a fern? Is that some sort of commentary on something? The end certainly wasn't the clever part because it was super obvious, so that must have been it. Just too clever for me to get, I guess.
On the upside, that one song by Professor Murder is in it and that song rules.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
As soon as Mandy looked to her stereotypical "uncool" friend when being invited to the pool party by the "cool" kids, at the very beginning of the film, I knew she was in on whatever massacre was going to eventually occur.
While I am thankful after the twist was finally revealed that the filmmakers did not give us a long, drawn out explanation as to why Mandy is a manipulative, sociopathic killer I was hoping for a better ending. It would have been fantastic if Garth would have sat up and killed her, then collapse and die himself.
Thankfully I am not a boy because I would be offended that I am lumped up with everyone else in reference to…
Jonathan Levine's "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" is a nicely shot horror film that scares off its audience with unlikable characters and a story that is obvious and uninspired. The film may be good for a few cheap thrills, but it is an ultimately limp experience.
The story focuses on Mandy Lane. All the boys at her high school seem to want a piece of the pretty blonde. When she is invited to go to a friend's secluded ranch house, slasher-style mayhem breaks loose. This story is familiar and unfolds like one of Roger Ebert's dead teenagers movies. There are pot-smoking young people who are bound to be knocked off by the mysterious killer, and the virginal Mandy Lane…
I watched this mainly to understand why Mr Depp had fallen so hard. And yes, I don't blame him - Amber Heard is quite a gorgeous creature indeed. Unfortunately, that's about all this movie has going for it. I appreciated the attempt to make the story more interesting with a twist and some small "moments" here and there that make you do a double take, but sadly, it all fell short, mainly due to an underdeveloped cast and no real emotional investment whatsoever in any of the leads.
A strange, artful, occasionally clumsy, but ultimately quite satisfying indie horror film. It's not really a SCREAM-style deconstruction of slasher films, I realized on this second viewing. It's actually a traditional slasher in just about every way if you look at the story elements alone; it's just such a weird, raggedly-edged one that is simultaneously unexpectedly beautiful at times (the naturalistic, sun-dappled cinematography).
In his positive Washington Post review, Michael O'Sullivan wrote that ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE is "too dumb for the arthouse, but too smart for the mall multiplex," and that pretty well nails this film's peculiar appeal for me.
If the end of a movie makes no sense, should it ruin everything that was going well before?
It doesn't matter.
One of those films that people force themselves to like because they've waited so long for it. A dull, deeply generic slasher with a miserable leading performance.
Damn, damn, damn! This movie just could not be any worse. First off, it takes forever to get things sort of going, and once it does, oh... what a huge disappointment. It's very bland and there's nothing unnerving or intriguing about it. Then, when you think it couldn't get any worse, it manages to give you the lamest twist ever... Time wasted.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is nothing more than a mediocre teenie trash movie. I don't get the Hype but if you got some friends and a couple of beers then I guess it can be a funny evening.
Full of cringeworthily stupid dialogue, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is not the movie you want to be watching, whatever DUI worthy influence you might be under.
Disappointing slasher flick starring Amber Heard (yummy) as a virginal teen who goes on a weekend getaway with some friends, which naturally gets interrupted by an unwelcome psycho intruder. This movie took for-EVER to get going, and once it did, my wife and I had predicted the "twist" ending before the movie was half over.
If Amber Heard wasn't in this movie, this slasher flick wouldn't even register a click on my star meter. A nearly complete waste of time. The killer is easy to figure out and is outed only halfway thru the movie, and the special twist is completely out of left field and never clearly explained.
Has all the ingredients of the typical Halloween/kill teens movie but not much more.
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