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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 06:42 am (UTC)
The only problem I had with it was the soundtrack. It seemed to really drag the film down.
*whappity* All the parts of the soundtrack that were Machines Of Loving Grace kind of made this movie for me, on top of Jensen's performance. But then, I really like that group. They must be in the overlap of music I like-- hard rock and grunge Yes, metal No, Industrial Rock seems to be a Yes again. Hmmm.

Thanks for the fantastic photo link. All the "Days" info is confusing, with all the overlapping story lines and characters and what-not. But he's clearly good with kids.

And looking at that family photo, I want to see his older brother now, because he really doesn't look like ANYONE in his family. His sister looks like his Mom. And he did a little bit, when he was younger and not so cute (his mom's pretty, but he's in a different league). Seems like he got prettier later on when his lips filled out (!), which is odd because I don't usually think of lips as changing much over time. Our daughter has poufy lips, like her Dad. Even as a baby, they were right there (lucky girl!).

I prefer Jensen without glasses, because he has such beautiful eyes. But the glasses are awfully cute. :)