Enough highlights to watch it
One of James Tucker's better films. Quirky acting, funny, odd,
disturbing at times, he also edits his own projects and that's probably
one of the stronger elements here, the pace moves quickly.
The story is a combination of several types of films which keeps it
fresh. The early going is a bit rough, some of the most poorly done
scenes are right up front which makes one wonder why Anchor Bay bought
the film since distributors supposedly only watch the first ten minutes
and those are not good minutes in this movie. This opening sets up the
groups of people who will end up at the mercy of "Auntie's" powers
during the last 2/3rds of the story.
The acting is uneven but most of the actors have their good moments.
Dad is probably the best overall. Yes I guess it needs to be said this
is a very low budget shot on video "film" the lighting is flat but at
least there is none of the greenish or grainy lack of all quality that
can happen with video.
Worth renting for the well acted comedy scene where a topless would be
actress character talks on and on about her "career." Brilliant.
It's the story and unexpected, sometimes funny, sometimes gross turns
the film takes that keeps it together along with the quirky actors who
seem to make the most of the best moments in the movie, if not always
making the most of the lesser moments. Tucker, as director could pick
better angles to stage his scenes in, but certainly deserves credit for
holding it all together.
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