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The Moth Diaries
Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
The Moth Diaries left me both confused and very annoyed. I know that it is easy to get angry when you don't understand something and have tons of unanswered questions, and I'm going to try my best to not fall victim to my own nastiness and negativity.
What was the deal with the moths? Did I miss something? If you can, PLEASE explain (or at least give me your theories). I wish this was explored more, we see a couple scenes with moths but it doesn't really amount to anything? Was I trying to read too much into the title and the fact that the actress playing Ernessa (Lily Cole) looks like an insect? Was she a moth? A vampire?…
The dvd cover says the movie is "Bristling With Suspense And Erotic Tension". What you really get is a pretty weak ghost story...that is not too suspenseful, not too original and at the end does not really make any sense. About the only thing going for this one....it is only 82 minutes long! Final thought: This is one to avoid.
Too languid for its own good, "The Moth Diaries" is a vampire film without any bite. The direction is even-handed and slightly fetishistic, and there are some impressive nods to vampire fiction of the past. The overall experience, however, is a dull one.
Decent cinematography is not enough to save such a BORING movie. I really have nothing more to say about this except : lesbians, mysterious vampire / ghost thing? and yes, some moths.
Believe me, there is nothing here that you haven't seen before.
This movie very crucially was not made for me, a 25 year old guy, so naturally its tabs won't fit into my slots (hello!). And as opposed to white boy movies that don't give a fuck if girls like it (the oeuvre de Michael Bay might as well have a big "No girls allowed - we're staring at your tits" sign hung over it) I respect the ways that it communicates to its intended audience. Harron talked about making this movie for her teenage daughter but natch Harron won't sanitize for anyone, so the movie is adult in its way too. All this adds up to a movie for teenagers that hints at what a dangerous, alluring thing…
Amazing performances from both Sarah Bolger and my own personal favourite, Lily Cole.
The Moth Diaries is not at all what I expected, and I think the summery of the film can be a bit misleading. Or maybe bi-curious movie descriptions make me think of something completely different.. more IN YOUR FACE graphic, like Black Swan, and I'm tempted to say: "lucky it wasn't". The film is creepy rather than scary, and it just works so well with everything. I really enjoyed this one, and would definitely recommend it. Even if the ending is a bit of a let-down.
Rated R for some bloody images, sexuality, drug use and language.
Good production values - some interesting segments make it watchable.
Relentlessly repetitive and dull.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Lily Cole is so fucking weird looking. Raining blood bit was cool I guess.
I love Gothic horror and boarding schools and casts made up almost entirely of women.
#224 THE MOTH DIARIES - A real dud, even by YA standards. Maybe it’s best I started with her worst. #DLMChallenge #366Movies #366Days
The new girl's a bit weird and she's isolating me from my friends, waily waily.
Good idea but wasted.
All atmosphere and hardly any story or logic. Yet I still somehow liked it and I don't know why. Probably because of Sarah Bolger.
"The Moth Diaries" tells the story of Rebecca (Sarah Bolger), a 16 year old returning to her secluded boarding school after the holidays. Recovering from the loss of her father from suicide Rebecca invests all her emotional energy in best friend Lucie (Sarah Gadon). When a mysterious, creepy new girl Ernessa (Lily Cole) arrives at the school she befriends Lucie leaving Rebecca isolated. With the relationship between Ernessa and Lucie growing ever closer Rebecca begins to suspect that the new girl harbours a deadly (perhaps supernatural) secret. Written and directed by Mary Harron (from the book by Rachel Klein) "The Moth Diaries" is a disappointingly slow-moving and tension free film. There is little atmosphere and the directorial approach is bland…
movies directed by women,
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