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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.
This movie was pretty cool...
...if it ended after 9 minutes.
i wrote an academic paper about this movie once. i personally feel it is so, so subtle and smart and razor-sharp in a way lots of general movies, let alone horror movies, just aren't. good stuff.
A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, an innocent, desirable girl, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop mysteriously. The film has a sensational ending.
The film is way too short, but there is a logical reason for that. Too much more would have made it feel long. Plus it was running out of victims and things to do between the killings after all. It is not a supernatural tale and there aren't too many victims to go around on an endless blood lust.
As much as I like the film due to it's limited budget and claustrophobic feel and relatively small production.
Everyone being attracted to…
I really don't want to say anything that would in any way spoil this movie.
Which leaves exactly nothing to say.
Two dimensional. Superficial. Derivative. Also a pretty fucking good slasher film.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I think I get what the writer and director were going for here -- kind of a Tarantino-meets-teen-slasher thing -- but it never really came together for me. It feels like a ton of buildup with no payoff, because the twist ending isn't particularly surprising and more importantly doesn't answer any of my many questions. For starters, the boys don't just LOVE Mandy Lane. They are obsessed with her, literally to the point of madness. I know teenage boys are supposed to be horndogs, but for every single one of them to treat the same girl with this degree of predatory obsession required some kind of explanation. And I thought we were going to get one! It really felt like…
While the broad story has been done several thousand times before- a group of school friends are on a mini vacation, to party and score, at a remote location, then killings start to happen- its style and acting elevate it to new heights.
Amber Heard is amazing as the titular Mandy- balancing the naive and seductive character traits well, and her rapport with her cast mates is excellent. She and Michael Welch, who is Emmet, feel like lifelong friends, and are fun to watch. Their take on the killings is interesting, and the rest of the cast is just as good.
The cinematography, courtesy of Darren Genet, is luminous and beautiful. The lighting is stark and highlights the carnage well.…
IT'S TACKY AND IT'S TYPICAL BUT I LOVE AMBER HEARD.
A few unexpected touches, but not enough to warrant a full-on recommendation.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…