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4.0 out of 5 stars
good, but be warned, 7 Mar 2010
I enjoyed this movie as it was entertaining and well acted. It starts off with some typical cliches for a movie about a bunch of teenagers (jocks only interested in getting laid, a smart girl, a wild girl, a party and so on), but soon enough the movie turns into more of a thriller when the wild girl (Tania Raymonde) disappears after trying to meet men through online dating websites and her best friend (Anna Kendrick) teams up with the resident geek (Chuck Carter) to find her.
I found it to be a refreshing break from what you usually get when you watch a movie about high school students, most of which fall either into the category of slasher flick or sex comedy (not saying there's anything wrong with either of the two genres, but there's just too many of those). Overall, it is a rather low key movie that tells a story instead of relying on lots of blood and gore, nudity or an ever-present soundtrack (this one has almost no soundtrack to speak of and the chase scenes are actually clever and believable). This helps in making everything appear normal which in turn makes the bad guy creeper than any chainsaw wielding lunatic could ever be.
Why the warning then, you may ask?
Well, the specs say that this Blu-ray is all regions and the back cover confirms that through the A/B/C region code logo, but it actually isn't. It is region A only. Luckily, there are ways to get around region codes these days (ways that don't incorporate illegal copies or copies at all for that matter, HDI's Dune Prime or HD Center, for example), but if a studio must use region coding (why they still do that is beyond me), then please don't lie about which region code the disc uses.
I rate this a 4 out of 5. It is by no means the best movie I ever saw (not by a long shot to be honest), but it is a very solid effort.
A clear zero stars to the publisher, though. Shame on you.