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Tim Roth is now debuting
as a director and the least thing that we expect from the actor of Reservoir
Dog is that in one word we can call his movie cool.
However the film
starts out pretty wild since it turns out to be a low budget socio-drama
flick, a down kinda family now downgrades from London to a small ranch
kinda village. It's where they're gonna live, daddy, mammy, the teens,
Tom and Jessie and a new baby on the way who's being born on the road
in a flipped over car.
Daddy's doing the driving,
teens enjoy fresh air on their face up off the convertible car while mom's
badly moaning in the background. Daddy turns the car off the small road
and over, and they can't get mum out, however they'll get to the hospital.
Great, at this point some girls just leave from the audience, they as
original Tim Roth fans must have expected something slightly different
but the show moves on.
Of course it's
gonna be all long scenes which work as an intellectual cover as we're
supposed to recognize a cool director behind when we see long scenes like
something is worth to be watched harder for all the details.
When someone only wants to appear intellectual
he'll be happy rubbing his hands thinking that while his american
british colleges will eat up big lots from their movie's budget for a
single minute to be shot he, (now Tim Roth) can make even fifteen minutes
on a single shooting day and won't even have to bother with extras, exciting
camera-movements, visual effects or expensive actors or locations. Easy,
the virus of the flue can work about this easy.
playing Jessie is just really beautiful, really cool looking even in those
muddy jeans and unflat boots and pullie. Too bad that the movie won't
let us stay at this modest level enjoying her presence and we will even
have to see her 75D sized tits and all that wouldn't belong close to a
cool subject. The plot goes along Jessie's line and as it usually happens
with low budget projects that try to break in the big market getting in
bed with critics first, instead of humor and emotions and a cool story
telling you'll get elements like much more severe then those in the entire
Scream trilogy. Yes, for films it's also true: cheep is no good, gotto
spice it up with drama and keep stirring. So what now to look forward
to? Daddy keeps abusing his teen girl, sexually and the word "anal" is
Action movies and movie-movies have a difference in plot, action movies'
will be much simpler regarding for instance the number of twist, "terrorists
get in the building", "Bruce Willis has got stuck inthere" etc, Tim Roth's
movie uses an even rarer kit, "they
are living in Devon", Tom finds out about abuse", "tension gets higher",
Critics are usually
dissing horror movies, and action movies too, and Bruce Willis movies
also, but to stay with the genre of horror showing
it uncut for five stupid minutes through a single angle like on some documentary
video that a man is anally raping her crying daughter is just a way more
mean and also a way worse thing to do than anything that a horror movie
can get for us. It well deserves NC 21 for this, a PG category can't be
appropriate anyhow. Whoever likes this kinda movies must suffer from perversion
on the basis of some deep suffocation, actually watching "nice" horror
movies must be suffocated - by snobbism.
We can say that The Boy Don't Cry involves the same sort of hard scenes
however it is based on a true story and works as a memory to poor Tina
Brandon, and it is an educational issue also that can prevent future Tina
Tim Roth's movie doesn't
stand on a true basis but on a British bestseller loved by the critics
who know nothing about how
social workers fight child abuse and how child abuse has to be handled.
In this story there's not a single police
station, the mother won't suspect a thing either, and when Tom
the boy has taped a criminal action he'll just drop the camera from top
of the cliff. Like this the whole story only tells us that in England
medieval ages and perversion can put up in an abandoned place like Devon.
Jean Luc Godard was really upset about Schindler's List's getting into
production back in time and he even published a protesting letter in which
one of the first lines went like he hates Hollywood for having not able
to stop Mr. Spielberg rebuilding Auschwitz.
Tim Roth did the
very same thing and he's lucky with the critics who like it because this
film has nothing to do with Hollywood or in other words has nothing to
do with the quality of 20Th century movies.
After all these what else can this twisted story have for us, maybe a
turn? Would it be a twist enough if Tom turned out to have been only jealous
father? A turn like this would be anything but a turn, sickness maybe.
Tim Roth can do himself a favor, he's not only a natural born negative
character as an actor, meaning Rob Roy and if we take a close look even
in Reservoir Dog he wasn't very much like positive, and now he turns out
to be like that as a director too. On top of the whole before he got to
even thinking of making it he could already know that it was sort of a
success so he didn't take a tine bit of risk
or anything but a sergic cut into intellectual popularity. Unlike Kimberly
Peirce and Hilary Swank with Boys Don't Cry who "only" made that 2-3 million
budget movie to show that story to however small number of people so that
prevention for such tragedies could take place. Tim Roth couldn't have
such motivation and probably didn't even had one all he had to do was
to choose a story which is cheep to be made and easy to gain success and
suites well for the image that he was about to create as a debutante director.
Easy to see him running through the reviews looking for the word "radical"
but as for Csapnivalo he'll have none here. Won't even do that favor to
call this movie in one word "sick" (cause it might fit his image too),
but rather sum it up like we want the money back for the tickets...