A classic way to produce a very low budget film is to limit the number of locations and the number of actors. Makes sense, right? Understandably, it costs money to move a movie crew every time there was a new location.
Even if a movie takes place in several rooms in the same house or building, it’s still one location.
“Buried” is a test of your will.
It takes place in one location. A coffin. Buried under desert sand.
Ryan Reynolds literally stars and carries this film. It is edge of your seat excitement. Thankfully, I took my anti-anxiety pills.
I’ve told you enough already. I don’t want to ruin it. I will say that one young woman left the theater disgruntled, “I’m sorry, but this f*cking movie sucked big time.”
It’s not SAW 12. It isn’t horror, which Lionsgate, the film’s distributor, knows how to market, like its SAW franchise. This is a thriller, a taut psychological thriller in a confined, claustrophobic space.
Can you sit still to watch the entire movie? I dare you.
I find it ironic that at the same time Virginity Hit, a generally panned, raw and vulgar teen movie is in theaters, there’s a mainstream teen comedy, Easy A, that is getting wildly great reviews. I wonder sometimes what filter critics are watching movies through.
Are they parents of tweens or teens offended by the thought that their offspring would exhibit any of the bad behavior in Virginity Hit, or find any of the filthy behavior in this movie entertaining?
The last movie that comes close to Virginity in subject matter is the original American Pie, not Superbad, as it is often compared.
American Pie came out at the start of the internet boom, a decade later, a generation fed on a steady diet of texting, sexting, facebooking, blogging and tweeting has its own coming of age movie, and I have to say it is honestly acted, truthful in spirit, and it has real heart.
I laughed a lot, I enjoyed the characters. The plot was a little forced, and weak in places, but it’s a coming of age movie - and it’s one of the best in a long, long time.
It’s Rated R for a reason. It is raunchy, but let’s be honest - your kids have been acting and talking like this for years whether you want to admit it or not.