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WATCH IT ALONE IN CASE YOU COMPLETELY BREAK DOWN.,
This review is from: The Girl Next Door [DVD] (DVD)
I watched TGND yesterday on dvd, alone at home, via lovefilm.
Being a big fan of horror and thriller and revenge movies I wasn't sure where this one was going to go. Someone recommended it to me at the Frightfest festival only telling me it was disturbing. Disturbing how? forgot to ask her!
I once said to my man that I didn't mind a bit of torture when the subject is guilty, and deserves it (the Last House on The left...) but this is what I didn't know is here the poor girl is completely innocent.
Well, thank God I found it hard to watch as it made me realise I have not yet become an insensitive cold hearted horror fan viewer.
I absolutely loved the acting. The victim was portrayed as caring, sweet and very gentle, which understandably would irritate her aunt who is the opposite. This really explains why her aunt hates her so much.
David was so charismatic and adorable as he struggled to help but you really feel for him. He did try and that is what he did last that counts.
This is the morale of the story told by himself when he is older, and I really liked that. It is easy to do nothing but trying no matter how counts so much more.