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29 July 2006 @ 10:56 pm
DeVour (Jensen's movie)  
I watched this on DVD tonight. Even with all the photo stills I'd seen of anguished Jensen, this was still quite different from what I'd expected.

I rented this for the prettiness, of course, and because from the stills it looks as if Jensen's performance is very genuine here.

All of that is there, inside this story about three friends who appear to get in over their heads while dabbling with something dark. What was so unexpected is the sad, moody quality of this movie, and the glimpses of tortured waking nightmares or flashbacks or foreshadowings that haunt the main character.

The ending pulls things together, though there's still an air of mystery about the what and why.

The tone of the movie was intriguing, and I liked Jensen's performance a great deal. Nothing to fault there at all-- his character was very sweet and a little on the quiet side, and that's a refreshing change.

Loved the opening credit sequence for artistry and again, mood, and the movie features several songs by "Machines Of Loving Grace" (one of my anachronistic secret weaknesses).

Debbie, if you haven't seen this one I'd recommend it. Not sure what others on my f-list would think, but I'd say a definite "yes" for Debbie.

When a movie is listed as "psychological thriller" that probably means snooze for a lot of people; for me it's either Yes! or sometimes a poorly-crafted melodramatic Miss.

Despite it being in the "Horror" section of the video store, it doesn't bill itself as a Horror flick and I'd say that it really isn't (another plus to me, as I don't like Horror films).

P.S., from a purely WTF? angle it looks as if "Jake" is wearing Dean's leather jacket through much of the movie, and as if Jake's Uncle lives in one of the cabins Sam and Dean visited last Season (I want to say "Dead In The Water," but I'm not sure). Also the lake with the long dock reminds me of "Dead In The Water" again. Worth nothing that it was all filmed on location in Vancouver (of course). :)
 
 
 
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on July 30th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
Dude, I agree. I mean, it's a B movie (sorry, Jensen), but it's still so fascinating purely from the psychological aspect.

I should watch that tomorrow or something. Shiny.

I was thinking that, too, when I saw Dead in the Water! Dude. :D

And OMG CHAIR SEX SCENE!!!!!!!!!!! *coughs* Sorry. Okay, I'm really not. CHAIR. SEX. SCENE.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Jensenhalfshellvenus on July 30th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
but it's still so fascinating purely from the psychological aspect.
Sometimes B-movies really hold together well (and... sometimes not), but there's so much to think about in this one, and you have to love the main character. He's a nice guy, without question. His friends are ass, but then I'm an oldster and a lot of the 20-generation comes off that way (sorry! Still remembering "Rules Of Attraction," which I did not finish, and what a horrifying glimpse of college life THAT was).

And OMG CHAIR SEX SCENE!!!!!!!!!!! *coughs* Sorry. Okay, I'm really not. CHAIR. SEX. SCENE.
:D Jensen's always hot in those scenes, but I'm conflicted when the girl in question does not seem to be enjoying herself. I kind of hate seeing women do that in movies. It's cheap to me. Actually, that character was cheap (with pain underneath). :0

The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on July 30th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
His friends are ass, but then I'm an oldster and a lot of the 20-generation comes off that way (sorry! Still remembering "Rules Of Attraction," which I did not finish, and what a horrifying glimpse of college life THAT was).
Hey, I'm there with you. Never saw "Rules of Attraction", though. I just don't like people my age.

Jensen's always hot in those scenes, but I'm conflicted when the girl in question does not seem to be enjoying herself. I kind of hate seeing women do that in movies. It's cheap to me. Actually, that character was cheap (with pain underneath).
This is true. However. Do you really, really think I was looking at her? :D "Those scenes"? Does that mean there's more?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on July 31st, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
Those scenes"? Does that mean there's more?
Whoops, triggered off the alert system.

No, not in this movie. Sorry! :0
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on July 31st, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
Oh, I thought in other movies. Movies I have not seen.

I wish there had been more in Devour. Shannon Sossayman's hot.