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r_burgos2003
08-06-2003, 06:10 PM
When you see a movie edited on tv and you say "I have got to own this movie!" then you know that it is really good. I was afraid to commit to it since it seemed like a CRUSH rip-off and I didn't want it to outstand my beloved favorite movie. It didn't. But, it's still a creepy little thriller about obsession, love and murder.

Meet Nicole Walker. A 16 year old girl with sex on her mind. Her father just married a woman and has a new stepbrother. Her girlfriend Margo Masse and her friend Gary decide one day, to be late for school and to go get some food at a gritty coffee shop. Nicole glances at David but doesn't really meet him until a party later that night. When the party becomes a riot, Nicole escapes with David to sit around and talk. It's love at first sight.

One night, Nicole tells David that she's ready to have sex. He says he's with some friends and has to do something. She tells him it's alright and to come over after and she tells him the code to the front door. Well, David comes in and they have sex. A day later or so, David goes to Nicole's school to pick her up, he see's Gary hug her. Not good in David's eyes. He goes over and beats the crap out of Gary and in the process, hits Nicole in the face, giving her a black eye.

Nicole's father is more than pissed. David seems to give him the creeps. When he confronts David, David says "You know, Mr. Walker-you really aren't a faggot." Mr. Walker tells David to stay away from Nicole. After Mr. Walker leaves, David starts hitting himself in the chest. He tells Nicole that her father hit him. So she runs off with David, feeling sorry for him. He asks her if she wants to go to a party when he brings her back to her house. She tells him no. But after a few seconds, when he leaves, she decides to drive over herself. She goes there, and looks in a window to see Margo being abused and about to be raped by her "true love" David.

She now discovers David's true dark side. She won't talk to him so he "attacks" her in a bathroom at the mall. Mr. Walker's red car gets smashed up with a note on the broken window saying "Now I've poped both your cherries!"....Mr. Walker finds out where David and his gang lives and ruins the place. When the group finds the place in ruins, David knows exactly who it is. And by their law "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a fuckin tooth" they decide to pay the Walker family a little visit...

What worked in this movie was the psychotic attitude of David. He's a soid good actor and a damn good liar. You know he's bad but you really like him. He seems perfect. You try to like him after his accidently hitting Nicole but it becomes harder and harder.

What I didn't like was the ending. It's a spoiler so be warned: David is killed by the father, not Nicole. Nicole should have killed him. She was the real victim

RECCOMENDED TO FANS OF:
Fatal Attraction (1987)
The Crush (1993)
The Stepfather (1987)

CAST
Mark Wahlberg...........David McCall
Reese Witherspoon....Nicole Walker
William L. Petersen.....Steve Walker
Amy Brenneman..........Laura Walker
Alyssa Milano..............Margo Masse

THE MOVIE: 3/4

THE PICTURE QUALITY: 10/10 Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 with only a very very very small amount of grain. Basically, perfect.

THE AUDIO QUALITY: 10/10 5.1 surround is perfect for my TV's sound system. No upping the volume for me! There is also a Dolby Surround French track.

THE SPECIAL FEATURES: Production notes on the film, cast & crew bios and film credits (Only pre-FEAR movies are shown), a trailer with a lot of grain and Universal Weblinks (basically pointless).

SUBTITLES: English and spanish.

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Grim
08-06-2003, 06:18 PM
Good review, but I suggest one thing. Try not to spoil so much, in your review you basically gave away the whole movie up to about the last 15 minutes. Other than that you're very descriptive and it was pretty enjoyable.

Mortis
08-06-2003, 06:28 PM
That's why my reviews are so short. I hate giving away anything.

Grim
08-06-2003, 06:49 PM
I pretty much know every line of this film, because My Mom watches it atleast every week. She's loved Mark wahlberg since his Calvin Klein/Marky Marky days, this evil Wahlberg only amplified the craziness.

r_burgos2003
08-06-2003, 06:51 PM
Thanks you two! I have about 4 more dvds to review today!

I wanted to tell what I didn't like. You really don't know the ending in my review....unless you read the spoiler...

Mortis
08-06-2003, 06:53 PM
Didn't he scream something in the trailer?

Grim
08-06-2003, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by r_burgos2003
Thanks you two! I have about 4 more dvds to review today!

I wanted to tell what I didn't like. You really don't know the ending in my review....unless you read the spoiler...

True you didn't spoil the ending, but you pretty much did everything else. I'm just trying to give you constructive criticism.

r_burgos2003
08-06-2003, 07:10 PM
You mean "So let me in the fuckin house"? He said that but "fuckin" was taken out.

r_burgos2003
08-06-2003, 07:13 PM
Yes, I know. And I thank you. I'm making my reviews a bit shorter because it'll take me forever. So no doubt there will be little to no spoilers.

Grim
08-06-2003, 07:19 PM
That's good, like I said other than that your reviews are fine.

rhett
08-07-2003, 04:45 AM
I really dig this movie. Wahlberg, no matter what anybody says, can actually act, and this is one of his best performances. The rest of the cast is stellar too, I loved seen William Petersen in this one. I've always been a fan of James Foley, and this is probably my favorite of all his films. Solid review Ryan, and if anyone hasn't seen this yet they should. I love the part where the severed dog head falls through the doggy door. Morbid stuff. :D

Mortis
08-07-2003, 04:53 AM
Now you've done it. You went and fucked up the spoiler tag. :D

r_burgos2003
08-07-2003, 04:55 AM
Yes, Rhett. Thanks. You never see the dogs head in the tv version. But my dvd.....ewww. Creepy shit!

RyanPC
08-07-2003, 05:42 AM
This sounds good, but I still say it sounds too much like Fatal Attraction. Think boiling bunnies. :D

r_burgos2003
08-07-2003, 05:47 AM
What the hell?? Did someone automatically edit it or something? It automatically see the spoiler thingie.....