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All The Boys Love Mandy Lane [DVD]
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 22 July 2008
`All the Boys Love Mandy Lane' is a teen slasher film in the style of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th and Scream and is about a girl named Mandy Lane (Amber Heard) who becomes something of a hottie over the summer break. All the guys want to be with her and all the girls want to be her. Then one weekend a group of horny teens head to one of their parents' ranch and are then picked off one by one by someone in the darkness.

I watched this film with low expectations as a majority of these types of films tend to be rubbish, but I was pleasantly surprised that this was actually quite different. The basic formula is the same as other slashers where scantily clad teens run about and getting killed off in various brutal ways by an unknown killer, but the thing that stood out in this movie was the ending which really was an excellent twist and quite a shock. The killings aren't all that original and there aren't that many of them either. In fact, the first person doesn't actually get killed until over 30 minutes into the film, which I felt built up the tension and the story a lot rather than just jumping straight into the murders. The killer is really obvious and if you don't get it within the first few scenes, you must really not be paying attention. It's not that important though as the suspense and surprises more than make up for that.

One thing I strongly advise though is NOT to buy this on Blu Ray as the picture quality is absolutely terrible - at times even worse than some bad quality standard DVDs.

Overall this is a watchable, enjoyable and typical teen slasher flick that is one of the better ones that have been released over the past few years and has some believable performances from the cast (after watching the interview with Heard, she must be a good actor as she seems quite intelligent in the film!) and a good story that is very easy to get into. Probably worth a rent rather than a buy as it isn't one I'd watch again, at least for a long while. This definitely has the potential to be a cult hit, I just hope that they don't follow this on with numerous unnecessary sequels.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Over the summer, Mandy (Amber Heard) was visited by the boob fairly and suddenly got very popular with the boys who all want to do her. A weekend party trip is arranged with a few guys and girls to a secluded ranch filled with cocaine, pot, and booze. Through it all Mandy maintains her composure and still lacks personality. Cabin in the woods, cue spinner....slasher film.

Yes, the film turns into a slasher, with a slight twist that was a yawner. There are better low budget, no-name actor slasher films out there. The characters lacked humor and personality.The horror/terror factor was low.

Makes for a low end rental.

Parental Guide (rated version): F-bomb, sex, nudity (Whitney Able)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
*** This review may contain spoilers ***

A generic slasher that bores rather than scares, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane would have served us all better had it stayed in unreleased limbo forever. Director Jonathan Levine and his team try and entice the teenage crowd by putting an emo slant on their derivative picture. But it's still a bunch of no mark kids, out at some remote ranch, getting killed by a non charismatic killer in uninventive ways. True, the scripted dialogue has some savvy smarts and Amber Heard in the title role turns in a performance of great promise. Also worth mentioning is Darren Genet's photography, that deserves to be part of a better picture, but it frames such blandness it almost gets lost in the mix. The "twist" is creaky and lacks imagination, while a "switcheroo" at the finale is about as smart as stabbing yourself in the head with a rusty fork. 3/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Amber Heard plays the titular Mandy Lane, an American High School beauty queen who's the unobtainable object of adolescent lust for all the boys at her new school. Mandy gets lots of invites to house parties and weekends away, but she chooses to go away on a trip to a remote ranch with a group of new pals. The young lads see it as an opportunity for one of them to finally hook up with the virginal Mandy, whilst she just sees it as a chance to get to know her new circle of friends a little better.
As night falls on the first evening at the ranch, the teenagers drain kegs of beer, get high on rolled up joints, pop some dubious pills, and make drunken advances at the nearest attractive member of the opposite sex. However, Mandy has the wit to stay aloof and keep the drunken debauchery at arm's length, confident in her ability to stave off the unwanted alcohol-fuelled "come-ons".
What Mandy doesn't know, is that amongst the ranks of her secret and not so secret admirers, there's one boy, or girl, who has no limits when it comes to seeing off the heavy competition for Mandy's affections...
This is a slick and well paced horror film. The teenage characters are marginally less loathsome than they tend to be in this type of slasher flick, and Mandy is a likeable chief protagonist. The first half of the movie playfully sets the scene for the horrors to come, and the liberal dose of murder and mayhem duly arrives in the second half.
Crucially, the film plays out as a "whodunnit" chiller and, just like Scream, it does a very good job of keeping the true identity of the killer a secret until very late on in the movie. The weak point of the film perhaps is that quite a lot of the action takes place in the dark, when it's not entirely clear to see what's happening. In any event, it's a solid 3.5 star slasher pic.
Some other great horror films worth checking out include American Mary, The Babadook, Bedevilled, The Chaser, Cold Prey, Grabbers, Honeymoon, I Saw The Devil, Starry Eyes, Venom (not the one with the snake) and Wolf Creek II.
Thank you very much for kindly taking the time to read this review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
!!!WARNING. MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

Mandy Lane is a very popular girl. All the girls want to be friends with her, all the boys want to be more than friends. Mandy, however, seems oblivious to all the attention, preferring just to hang around with geeky friend Emmet. Whe she is invited to a pool party, she insists that Emmet comes along. However, things go horribly wrong when a prank by Emmet leads to a death.
Nine months later and the two have drifted apart. Mandy has a new circle of friends, and against her mothers advice, she accepts an invitation to her friend Red's frat party, taking place at a deserted ranch.
As Mandy and her group of five friends settle down to a weekend of drunken debauchery, it soon becomes clear that something is amiss down on the farm. One by one, the party of six are brutally murdered, and it seems that an uninvited guest has let their love for Mandy Lane turn to a dangerous obsession...
This is a very competant, stylish slasher. It's an enjoyable watch and as other reviewers have mentioned, it is very much a throwback to the endless cycle of 80's slasher films, with the usual line up of promiscuous teens in peril. However, whilst it does superficially resemble those films, it does contain an ingenious twist at the end that was definately worth the wait. It's a twist that also raises many questions as to the motivations of the main protagonists. These questions are in the main left up to the audience to interpret.
Where the film is a slight down for me, is that it hardly draws on the backgrounds of any of the characters. This inevitably does make it difficult for the viewer to really care about any of their fates. So, although it does work as a clinical slasher film, I was slightly dissapointed that there was so so little expostion as to what made the characters tick and their subsequent behaviours and motivations. Still, it all passes the time very painlessly, even if it did leave me with a slightly empty feeling as the end credits rolled.
Very little worth mentioning in regard to extras on the disc. The main event a rather prefunctionary interview with lead actor Amber Heard. 3 out of 5 for the whole package.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 7 March 2011
I had seen some quite positive reviews about this one and was quite pleased when I saw it advertised to be shown on TV because I could give it the once over before deciding whether to add it to my ever growing collection and I'm glad I did because this is one huge let down.

With the exception of Amber Heard (Mandy), who still wasn't brilliant, the cast are uniformly awful and are typical American Stereotypes. The film follows the plot of loads of other Group of Teens (Insert location) in trouble movies and falls completely flat.

I felt no sympathy or emotion for Mandy in the 'build up' of the film, which you are meant to considering how she is treated by everyone and I was just praying for them all to get picked off quickly so that the film would end.

The twist ending, when it eventually arrived, was the only saving grace of the film but I might perhaps have spotted it if I hadn't been so busy trying to stay awake.

Without wishing to sound rude I suspect this will appeal to a younger audience who seem nowadays to lap up these second rate attempts at horror/ slasher movies without question. I see here in another review that someone has proclaimed it as the best movie of its type since Scream and given it 5 stars!! If that floats your boat then fine but if I had seen that review earlier I wouldn't have even bothered watching it on TV. It's precisely this type of film that unfortunately gets plenty of exposure in todays market that gives Horror a bad name.
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on 26 May 2015
This 2006 [released 2008 in the UK] American slasher film stars Amber Heard as Mandy Lane, who developed into a "hot chick" over the summer and suddenly got very popular with the boys who all want to "get with her" and all the girls want to be her. Mandy seems unsettled by all the attention and when the ‘popular’ crowd invite her to a pool party, she insists that geeky friend Emmet comes along. However, a prank goes tragically wrong and Emmet is blamed. Nine months later and the two have drifted apart as Mandy has joined the ‘popular’ kids, and she accepts an invitation to her friend Red's frat party, taking place at his fathers deserted ranch. As Mandy and her group of five friends settle down to a weekend of drunken debauchery fuelled by cocaine, pot, and booze, Mandy isn’t impressed by it all and remains somewhat aloof, preferring ranch hand Garth who is looking after the ranch.
This is a very competent, stylish slasher in the style of ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Scream’. It's an enjoyable watch and is very much a throwback to the 80's slasher films, with the usual line up of promiscuous teens in peril getting killed off in various brutal ways by an unknown killer. However a few things distinguish this from others of its type, the first being that the first murder doesn't actually happen until over 30 minutes into the film, which helped set the scene, bumping up the tension and the story once things did start to kick in. The other is the ingenious twist at the end which also raises questions as to the motivations of the main protagonists, which are easy to figure, but not adequately explained [lose a *].
Compared to most films of the genre the killings tend to be standard fare and not over the top long drawn out gore fests, and many may not like the ‘slow’ start, so hard-core slasher fans may be disappointed. However, I still feel this is worth a solid **** rating just barely missing the top marks.
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I picked up on this film after seeing a US TV interview on how Harvey Weinstein outbid everyone for the movie rights after seeing it at a festival screening and then had major issues in his organisation about how to market it given they do not normally touch horror films! So after nearly three years, the film was finally issued direct onto DVD which delay and treatment cannot have pleased any of the original cast and crew one suspects?

The film is not your normal "slasher" movie despite other reviews stating this and to win the Audience Award 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival indicates the film cannot be wholly all dire. Without giving the story away, the film has a pretty good script about teenagers and observations on their sexual and predatory attitudes with the killer being revealed pretty early on. The other enjoyable aspect is excellent cinematography (DoP Darren Genet) making full use of the rural landscape around Austin Texas where it was filmed and some high quality editing compared with the poor quality of most other low budget horror movies. The cast is mostly first timers but are not that bad overall given the shared group nature of such genre movies. Amber Heard in the lead role based on her excruciating interview included in the DVD, makes you realise how skilful her acting in the film actually is!

So overall not a classic but different enough to merit a viewing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 July 2014
I was geared up for a good action flick but was MAJORLY dissappointed in this I wish I did not waste the money on it. I usually am partial to the odd cheesy horror and enjoy it but this plot and twist was not well thought out and the acting was not great especially it lack detail and characters.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 20 July 2008
I write this review moments after the credits began to roll on All The Boys Love Mandy Lane. First and foremost this is supposed to be a horror movie, and a horror movie must be above all things scary, chilling, fun etc. This film is none of these things. To summarise, the plot is basically about an angelic (or so the director seems to think) girl called Mandy Lane going out to a ranch for some fun with friends (and I use the term friends very loosely) and a maniac begins killing them. So far so generic. But wait, it's all supposed to be worth it, all the boredom and non scariness, because there's a twist right at the end. For the record, it's a rubbish twist. The problem boils down to the fact that we don't give two hoots if Mandy and all of her hatefull friends get hacked to pieces so how are we supposed to care about a silly twist at the end? Avoid this.
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