Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Everyone is dying to be with her. Someone is killing for it.
The orphan Mandy Lane is a beautiful, virgin and pure teenager raised by her aunt, desired by her schoolmates and a close friend of the outcast Emmet. After the death of their high school mate in a pool party, Mandy befriends Chloe, Marlin, Red, Bird and Jake. Red invites the group for a weekend party in the isolated ranch of his family.
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.
Performances : 6.6/10
Story : 7.1/10
Production : 6.5/10
Overall : 6.73/10
It's corny, cheesy, thinly disguised, occasionally ridiculous and often laughable. The most important thing the film is can't be described in one word though. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a fantastic throwback to one of the more exciting genres in movie history: the 80's slasher.
It has the perfect amount of blood, plenty of laughs and more than it's share of sexual depravity. My big issue was that it tried to modernize itself. That sounds like an unfair complaint. After all, who can blame Levine and company for wanting to make their film look like it came out in the 21st century? I just felt like…
New rating still TK, but I liked it a touch better than when I saw it in TIFF 2006. Also, somebody has a flip phone in this movie. LOL 2006.
Subversive and scary, the thrills in "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" lie not in trying to solve the mystery of who's doing the slashing, but more in what, exactly, the killer's role is in the microcosm that is the high school hierarcy.
The film quickly establishes the titular Mandy Lane (Amber Heard) as the object of unwanted attention, both in the form of an unrestrained male gaze -- the boys in the film seem to view her as simply an achievement to unlock and nothing more -- and in the competition said gaze creates among the female characters.
The idea that Mandy is at the center of this hormonal maelstrom both generates and binds much of the tension of…
Movie #3 on my “Horror” Movies I Shut Off / Walked Out of (And When) list.
I got pretty damn strong after Red State.
How do movies like this keep getting made? I am dead serious. After The Ruins, Trick 'r Treat, the Cabin Fever sequels, and every last "partying assholes" movie - both horror and not (Take Me Home Tonight, Project X) - how are audiences not completely sick and tired of being treated like brainless, gutless, moral-free, drunken, drugged-up, pathetic, sex-starved human wastes so disgusting that classifying them as human is debatable?
This is not a film. These are not characters. This isn't writing. And I hope every single fan of The Go-Go's is pissed as hell at this turd.
All that I kept hearing was how this film subverted the genre and was a really interesting slasher, but I just didn't see it. (I hate when people say this but...) I knew what was going on about twenty minutes into the film and it drove me nuts that they kept trying to lead me towards this twist at the end. And why do all the boys love Mandy Lane? She's a very pretty young girl, but she's also as interesting as a wet dish towel.
What a pleasant surprise. It's more a bloody thriller than a traditional slasher flick, although it has those tropes too. Insanely good open and a great twist at the end. The middle drags badly. The soundtrack is good and the cinematography is gorgeous.
Caught on Netflix instant watch. I really enjoyed it. Basically its a low budget slasher movie. Never seen Amber Heard before in a movie. She was much younger when she did this film. but I could see why all the boys love her.
I understand why this film was held out for so long. As someone of this generation, the conclusion is as shocking as what it wants to be but still is disturbing for those who remember fear of that school day morn.
A good soundtrack wasted on a predictable snoozefest of a movie. God, and she's not even that cute, I'm sorry.
Bland, boring, and looks like dried mud. Doesn't even know how to start.
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