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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 31st, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
that he tells to shut up, when jake comes to his door.
That's right. I didn't hear the dog's name-- I was more distracted by the "Devil Dog" appearance (as my husband calls it) of it being a blue-eyed dog. Even though that's typical for Malamuts/Huskies, it's still kind of creepy. ;)

He must take after the mother, because Alan Ackles looks nothing like Jensen. Alan looks normal and Jensen sure as shit don't.
Alan looks like a regular schlub, as opposed to inhumanly beautiful like Jensen. :) I was half-hoping it was the guy who played the Uncle, whom I thought was good-looking in a different-from-Jensen way. Plus, he had a better fatherly rapport than the actual Dad (a character choice, of course).

My daughter looks like both me and my husband. Our son looks like neither of us (maybe my oldest sister). But then everyone still thinks he's a girl at almost 7, so who knows what that means. :)