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A horrible film, but not necessarily a bad one,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)I have to admit to nearly turning this off more than once. I practically picked up the remote every ten minutes or so. However, after sticking with it, I was actually happy that I did. It's no classic and wasn't what I was expecting, but it was different enough to warrant ninety minutes of my life.
I became aware of this film through watching horror films and seeing that people who had watched the films I'd watched had also watched this. Therefore I thought it would be a horror about a feral woman running wild, creating havoc (and probably bodies). However, the feral woman in question gets captured about ten minutes into the film by a well-to-do middle class American family.
From then on, it becomes more of a Hostel-like `torture porn' film. We discover that this supposedly nice family is little better than the feral woman they've captured.
I won't go into too much detail about what transpires as there are a few moments you might not see coming. However, my biggest gripe with the film was lack of any character I felt like I should be rooting for. At the end of the day, if you watch this you'll see people get killed. Will you care? Probably not.
If you're a fan of horror and aren't expecting too much, you may see enough originality in this to go along for the ride.
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Initial post: 3 Apr 2013 02:46:25 BDT
Flora Cake says:
I had empathy for the woman herself so I wanted her to come out of it OK. She was a survivor no matter what, she was as tough as old boots and I liked that. Of course very little of it was truly plausible, but like you said there was a little originality in it, and I did not even think of the dog scene being what it was, but it made sense once you knew.
I thought it was pretty good, but I expect some men did not appreciate the depiction!
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