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Why would you leave her alone?
on 18 May 2013
THE CLINIC (2010)
Directed by James Rabbitts
Stars: Andy Whitfield, Tabrett Bethell, Freya Stafford, Sophie Lowe...
- Yet another film with a baby undertheme. Before I start, If you saw the french film "INSIDE" which is extremely brutal and disturbing, you might like this, although it's fairly mild to moderate, it's story driven, not gore.
- The Clinic opens up in a sequence of depression. The opening is sad, filled with dread which fits the film really well. And the music is great. Pregnant Beth and Cameron are driving through the desert, on their way to Beth's parents for Christmas, all excited joyful (well, maybe just Beth). They stop at a motel (and not a good one at that with one really messed up, perverted owner. Things go to hell from there (I'm not going to write a full summary here as it would most likely ruin your experience.)
- The film has a weird and creepy atmosphere, and some pretty bloody, graphic violence (although it's not explicit and prolonged).
But the film suffers from some plot holes you will notice, trust me. And one pretty bad ending. That said, the characters...you can related to them, mothers wanting to get their children back, some are likeable, some are well...dumb but still...you feel for them.
- THE CLINIC is a drama/horror that delivers in atmosphere and story over gore and cheap scares. (It's not a great film, but close to it...it's fairly good with great acting from the main lead girl.)