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.
Recommended by Phil Newton.
All the boys may love Mandy Lane but all the boys won't love this film.
Most boys would probably say that Amber Heard is one of the most stunningly beautiful actresses out there and you could potentially watch this film with the sound turned off and still fully enjoy it.
But people such as myself, people who might not be such a big fan of the blonde, will most likely still agree with the first statement - this film is indeed one that you could watch with the sound off because it's simply not that good.
While the twist is nice, there's really nothing original here and for the most part, the characters are people…
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.
I guess this movie would have to be grouped into the "slasher" genre of horror, since it involves the typical setup we've come to expect - a group of teens go to a remote location to party and get picked off one by one. But it lacks a unique spin to make it seem fresh to modern audiences.
This sub-genre of horror has been around for decades, so we all know what to expect. Which is why modern films of this type try to subvert those expectations. Evil Dead (2013) swapped some character roles and gave us unprecedented gore effects. And of course Cabin in the Woods (2012) satirized the tropes directly and turned the whole concept on its head.…
This movie had critics divided, but I fall in the camp of I liked it well enough - there were hiccups, but I appreciated its stylized take on the slasher genre and I was pleased by Amber Heard as a character and a goddess. Kudos to cinematographer Darren Genet.
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane is a very interesting thriller/horror movie. It is a mixture of experimental filmmaking and typical slasher fare. The only reason why I wanted to see this was due to it featuring Amber Heard. Since I liked her in The Ward (which I seem to be in the very small minority for), I thought I’d give this a shot. The other thing that makes Mandy Lane interesting is the fact that the movie only just got released in the U.S. Apparently the movie was made in 2006 and after some problems with their previous distributor, Radius-TWC picked up the distribution rights to release it in the states. One one hand, I am glad I saw…
Nothing to see here. Just a another horror movie that is so excited it knows about horror movies it forgets to be entertaining.
With paper-thin characters, cookie cutter plot, and a twist for the sake of twist, this boy did not love "Mandy Lane." Not enough happens to maintain interest over a padded ninety minutes. The filmmakers show good knowledge of horror tropes, but do nothing to subvert them. Is doing nothing a theme of the movie? Mandy Lane the character does nothing, is not interesting, and sits around looking pretty until the script finally says "MANDY LANE DOES SOMETHING," about eighty minutes too late. What do any of these idiot high school boys see in her to love? Arguably the final twists subverts something, but it is completely ridiculous and not supported by anything that comes before. A character is suddenly evil…
Kind of cool bare-bones slasher/teenage revenge flick with a nice twisty angle and a decent enough cast. I spent most of the movie trying to figure out where I recognised the other blonde from though, which was distracting (it was the girl from Monsters!).
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