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You're Next

Published in Y
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 00:36
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    Blood is thicker than water.

  • Starring

    Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton, LC Holt, Simon Barrett, Lane Hughes

  • Directed by

    Adam Wingard

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hacked, slashed, stabbed, shot (pistol, crossbow), garotted, sliced, attacked with objects (machete, axe, screwdriver, knives, meat cleaver, meat tenderiser - some repeatedly), glassed, bashed, punched, kicked, hair-pulled, bitten, nailed, blended, near-strangled, pursued, stalked, threatened. Brothers playfight, a woman jumps through a window, fratricide, home invasion. Objects get smashed, broken glass, item stolen from corpse. Wrestling (television). Screaming, yelling, arguing, panic. Fascists mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody corpses, severe bloody wounds, pulped flesh, bloodied objects, blood splatter, blood on clothing, blood on faces/hands, pooling blood, bloody writing. Bloody objects removed from flesh. Wound-dressing, bandaging.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex. Kissing, undressing, propositioning, caressing. Exposed breasts, women in underwear, shirtless man. Man in shower (no genitals seen). Skimpy nightwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Vicodin consumed. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking. Medication mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling, teasing, mocking. Religous references and exclamations. Gender, genre, sibling, family, weight, nationality, regional, cultural, career stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Horror, murder, serial killing, family, survival, betrayal, wealth, inheritance, greed, anniversary, reunions, relationships, rejection, resentment, bitterness, voyeurism, fratricide, contract killing, masked murderers, home invasion, trap-setting, motives, blood, gore.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered loved ones. Leaving wife for younger woman (student), engagement mentioned. Isolated rural setting. Creaky noises, jumpy moments, attackers wear animal masks (lamb, tiger, fox). Zit-squeezing, toilet, bottled urine. Bright light flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Clever, ironic, brazen, triumphant, pitch-perfect, grim, grisly, twisted, funny, energetic, dark, jumpy, tense. Excellent casting, strong female lead, disarmingly funny, engaging tonal shifts, low-budget, unknown actors, perfect running time, stylish set pieces, edgy soundtrack, satsifying climax.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Derivative, hackneyed, repetitive, brainless, unoriginal. Momentary lag in the middle, overuse of shaky-cam, bad acting, ludicrous plot contrivances.

Drinking Buddies

Published in D
Monday, 26 August 2013 11:15
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    An ale-ing drama.

  • Starring

    Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingstone, Ti West, Jason Sudeikis, Mike Brune, Frank V Ross

  • Directed by

    Joe Swanberg

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Aggressive behaviour, wrestling, yelling, arguing. Object kicked. Stolen item. Getting ears cut off mentioned (comic). Blood/gore: Bleeding, sliced hand. Blood on objects. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude woman, woman in underwear, shirtless man. Swimwear, skimpy clothing. Cleavage. Kissing, undressing, flirting, caressing. Sex, one-night stand mentioned. Innuendo. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots), intoxication, brewing. Gambling (blackjack). Smoking. Cocaine mentioned (song lyric).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Beer, brewing, event planning, relationships, co-workers, flirting, platonic friendships, insecurity, hiking, romantic chemistry, sexual tension, skinny-dipping, moving house, rejection, disappointment, mumblecore.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Brewery, bar settings. Campfire. Armpit sniffing, spitting, dirty underfeet. Pig, snakes mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Observational, honest, unassuming, affecting, improvisational, awkward, low key, engaging, accessible, watchable, relatable. Solid production values, strong performances, great cast, melodic soundtrack, character-driven.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Won't be everyone's cup of stout. Contrived, unconvincing, ambling. Whiny characters overstay their welcome. More focus on microbrewing setting would've added depth.