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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.
This review reportedly contains 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…
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…
There she is boys, Mandy Lane. Untouched, pure. Since the dawn of junior year men have tried to possess her, and to date all have failed.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane... da fuck why?! We are used to characters in horror films acting idiotic in the face of danger, but this film introduces the stupidity long before any danger rears its head. Apparently all the horndogs in this small town are completely infatuated with Mandy Lane because she's the only girl that hasn't slept with all of them.
If that wasn't bad enough, all the slutty girls are constantly in desperate need for Mandy's approval as well. So all these horned up teenagers, male and female, that are…
Amber Heard porn.
And a very decent teenie slasher that plays a lot with clichés.
A group of high schoolers get together at one's parents' ranch (...just go with it, okay?) for some good ol' fashioned end of school debauchery. Among the attendees is the lovely and popular Mandy Lane (Amber Heard). Little do they realize that someone is planning to lower the property's population as gruesomely as possible.
Yet another horror movie where people seem to be engaged in a 'who can perform the least rational actions' contest. Indistinguishable from a lot of video store content from the 80s save for an eye-rolling twist that may have solved the mystery of why this film was on the shelf for so long.
Anson Mount is good as the ranch hand and Heard is nice to look at, but there are better ways to spend your time.
This film fucking blows.
1. Why do all these guys have such a thing for Mandy Lane? She has no personality AT ALL? I mean yeah, Amber Heard is really hot, but so are all the other 25 year old women they've hired to play teenagers sooo, I don't really get it?
2. These kids are meant to be 16-17, right? So like... the fact that all these supposed teenage girls are HEAVILY sexualized for a 18+ audience is fucking creepy and weird and gross? Teenagers don't look or behave like this, apart from in revolting "barely-legal" pornography. Why didn't they just make them be Juniors in COLLEGE it would have made zero fucking difference the plot and it would…
I am a boy and I love "Mandy Lane"! This long-awaited horror thriller twists some of the slasher film conventions into a wickedly fun movie. "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" is about a beautiful high school girl who's become the object of attention for all the local boys. After a tragic event at the beginning of the school year, she's now with a new circle of friends, all part of the popular crowd. They go to a secluded ranch for a weekend party, little realizing that someone is stalking Mandy and won't take no for an answer.
A mindless who-dunnit slasher movie and I don't mean that in a necessarily bad way... I could say more, but it would ruin some of the surprises along the way ;-)
Un fácil y aburrido slasher teen más del montón, un desenlace cuanto menos interesante pero que no logra salvar al resto de la película.
Film 79 of "The December Challenge 3"
90 minutes (6786 total)
1st time watch
I had heard about this for awhile, but never had the inkling to check it out. I was surprised to find that Amber Heard was the lead actress since she wasn't listed in the top of the cast list on Netflix instant. If nobody has read any of my reviews of her films, they might not know that I would cut off a hand to even touch her.
Anyway, I kmow that this film has some mixed reviews, but I really liked it. It looks fucking amazing. I have read this before in other reviews, but I can't go without saying this film looks beautiful. Then…
A good, but slightly nasty addition to the modern take on the slasher genre. Mandy Lane both represents and reprimands the isolationist cliques of youth, and while it doesn't bring any new ideas to the table it's a well paced, enjoyable flick.
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