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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 06:00 pm (UTC)
but Jensen acts his little heart out and is SO PRETTY and SO EMO that I kind of, um, love it anyway. Argh.
Yeah-- that just makes the movie. You have to love his character and performance, and sometimes that really makes a difference.

And yeah, same cabin and lake/dock that was used in Dead in the Water, which cracked me up so hard when I first watched it.
That's what I thought-- the dock as well (the lake looked really familiar).

Which actor was Jensen's dad? I could not pin that down.

Something you'll probably understand, which my husband didn't (he thought I was rambling). In the opening scenes, where Jake is in the forest, I said that the "green" light you get in a forested area on days where there are high, semi-bright clouds is really familiar to me, and makes me homesick. He didn't get what I meant about the light, but going Northward from mid-Oregon (where I grew up) to apparently British Columbia, you get that vegetation/lighting effect. I miss it, here in California.