- 7.0 rating, atm.what's it about?
it is a movie about a girl from the usa who drives home from a party, drunk of course, and hears on the radio that there has been discovered a new planet in the sky, seemingly identical to the one she lives on. she smashes into a professor's bmw (herecy to smash such a car) and kills his family, while he remains alive to become a drunk while she serves hard time.
she's released and gets a job as some maintenance person in a high school while the professor man still drinks. she goes to visit him and tell him that she's sorry, but ends up being his maid, cos he don't remember shit, and her records are sealed because she was underage. so, what's mog's thoughts?
the whole film is quite indie and had a crappy budget, but even with that budget they managed to misuse every single unit of currency by shooting this film instead of getting drunk, or even give the money to the enforcers of the NDAA. while many people criticise the NDAA for even existing, i am, after the viewing of this film, glad it came to be. now these people can be put away for crimes against the world culture heritage. they've used artsy angles, shakycam, close-ups, long silent bits, all that stupid junk that was popular 10-15 years ago. this looks like a school project gone wrong.(from here on and down there will be proper spoilers and i will reveal bits of the film that will ruin it altogether if you keep on reading. among them, the BRAAIAIAIAIIIN twisting ending!%%%~~~~~~ there is an end of spoilers tag below, scroll until it's on top of your viewing device. enjoy this image below while you decide whether you want to see this movie or not.)That's right, carstuckgirls.com
why do i think this? this film opens up an excellent philosophical question about what you would do if you met your identical self, with the same identical life. i can't be bothered to keep it secret anymore, this Earth 2, as it's dubbed in the movie, is a mirror image of our own shitty planet. how do the filmmakers and writers explore this subject? by letting the main woman bang the main man before telling him she was the drunk driver that killed his family. how does it end? she has won an essay contest that'll take her with a space rocket to Earth 2, but she gives her ticket to him so he can see his other family on the other earth, cos some guy on TV said synchronisity was broken the moment the planets could observe eachother, thus there being a chance of his family still being alive.
okay. will professor 2 want to share his family with drunken professor 1? i dunno, film doesn't say. it doesn't even touch this implication.
furthermore, this sync bit is played a bit further by having stupid teenager 2 meet stupid ex-con teenager 1. this tells us that she didn't crash on earth 2, cos sync was broken shortly before her drive home. now we do know that there are two professors and one family there, and she did somehow win the essay contest on Earth 2 without being the wounded person that won the essay contest on Earth 1.
yes, this has become quite interere.. wait a minute?
yep, they shat all over the really interesting bit, and had me watch an old fag find joy in life again by having a lying murderer teenager doing his dishes.
this movie is so shitty i wanted to smash stuff after seeing it.end of spoilers !so, mog, what's your rating on this?
well, let's see:characters
: about -30
they were shit, miscast, and the girl in this movie also happened to co-write it. she's not exactly a hollywood looker, but that is about the only thing that makes this movie credible. she is a normal woman. but be not mistaken, toddlers could interpret her role better than she could. there is also a mystical indian man (or something) in the movie who says strange shit on very rare occasions. he never goes full circle, thus renders him completely useless to the story. -10 for him alone.music
hardly any, and it was always generic and slightly annoying. among the things that pulled me out of the movie universe.cinematography
(or whatever camerawork and that shit is called): -100
think potentially failing students in first year of film school. yep.pace
this movie was ambitious enough to insert a lot of slow and silent cuts. really, i was very tempted to fast forward through a number of them, as well as the other dialogue bits. i don't know how to score this, but believe me when i say 'idgaf' isn't in the positive direction.overall
: roughly -1000
those are the four criterias that completely ruined the movie for me. i can give it a few pluses for settings and such, but who cares.
i also gave it three stars on imdb. if that is anything to go by, you know it isn't the shittiest movie i've ever seen, but i wish i read the imdb forums for this before viewing it, cos they were, for once, generally monotonous in their verdict of this movie, ranging from 'maybe a bit decent' to the ordinary 'this is the worst movie i've ever seen'.
i saw it cos a friend of mine on spacebook gave it ten stars. he's lucky i don't know where he lives.