This was one of the most disturbing films I’ve ever sat through. AnnaLynne McCord was blew me away in this one. Upon first viewing the trailers, I didn’t recognize her at all. It follows her character Pauline and her deeply disturbing delusions. She has dreams of being a surgeon and has odd psycho-sexual dreams. She lives with her overbearing mother (Traci Lords), her deeply passive father and her sister Grace (played wonderfully by Ariel Winter) who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.
I chose to wait a few days before writing my review and I remain at a loss for words. A majority of the movie is a simple dark comedy about a dysfunctional family and a slightly messed up teenager, but it goes so far off the rails for the ending that it forces its way into the back of your mind. The ending is one of the darkest and most heart breaking climaxes I’ve seen in a film in a very long time. One of the strengths to the ending is how sudden it arrives and how thematically different it is from the rest of the film. Like I said, I’m still at a loss on how to adequately describe this movie so I guess I’ll just do a simple point form review.
Good Acting? Yes Good Story? Yes Funny Moments? Yes Gore Galore? Yes.
I definitely recommend this film, it’s both funny and haunting. It is simultaneously a sad film about a family and a disturbing film about a deeply warped teenage girl.