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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 Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Jensenhalfshellvenus on July 30th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
Jensen carries the movie
He really does. His character matters to the viewer, and you feel his heartbreak growing throughout. That little bit of pathos elevates it from the slow-teenager-zombie-walking bucket of the usual stuff.

I really really tried to watch Rules of Attraction but I couldn't pass more than 1/3 of the movie. Sorry, Ian.
I rented it for rumored boy-kissing and Ian, but I only made it 2/3 of the way through.

The basic premise, "Everyone is in love with James Van Der Beek," was doomed from the start. James looks like a more worried version of a less-handsome Scott Bakula, and he has one of the longest faces ever next to Luke Perry.

Now, if it had been "Everyone is in love with Ian Somerhalder," that movie might actually have worked out!
jellicle on July 30th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Now, if it had been "Everyone is in love with Ian Somerhalder," that movie might actually have worked out!


Dude, I couldn't agree more.