Dead Bodies (2003)
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Germany released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby Surround ), German ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), German ( Dolby Surround ), German ( DTS 5.1 ), German ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Biographies, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Dead bodies is an Irish thriller that begins when Tommy accidentally kills his girlfriend, frightened of the repercussions he enlists his best mate to help him hide the body instead of calling the police. This act sets off a chain of events that spiral out of control for Tommy as he is not only chased by the police, he is betrayed and disowned by his friends and finds himself battling his guilty conscience.
...Dead Bodies (2003)
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It's about a layabout boyfriend whose girlfriend shouts at him one too many times. A horrific accident later and he's left working out the best way of disposing of a body (and there may be one or two more bodies to follow after that).
Most reviews touch on Danny Boyle's classic `Shallow Grave,' as there are a few comparisons, but Dead Bodies isn't simply Ireland's answer to Boyle's first classic. Also, as others have mentioned the film does start off quite cheeky, almost as if it's trying to set the tone as a comedy. However, the comic feel starts to slowly dwindle as the bodies start to pile up (in not a very big pile). Therefore some people seem to lament the lack of quick-fire humour that the opening half hour displays.
The humour is well-written, so I can understand people missing it. However, if you just let it go and accept that the film ventures into something much darker then you should get something out of it.
It's one for people who like `whodunits' who know who did it from the off.
It's worth noting that Amazon lists the film as lasting 58 minutes, whereas the DVD states a running length of 88mins which is much more accurate.
A real bonus here is the DVD extras, where there is the inclusion of a 30 minute subtitled short film about an assasination at a hotel, the mystery unravels & it's a good little story which I enjoyed as much as the main feature. I don't always look at the extra's, but if you buy this DVD it really is worth a look at this one.
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The first 20 minutes are just plain funny, highlighted by Katy Davis as Jean, the most amazingly self-obsessed, annoying and hilarious character I've seen in a while. But, after Jean has a little accident, the movie becomes more serious ... though with some moments and dialogue that reminded me a bit of Guy Ritchie.
The last half of the flick is pure thriller, very well done and not at all predictable. You will NOT be bored.
You also get to see the wonderful Kelly Reilly (Viv) in a fairly early role ... she's beautiful, and she definitely can act. Sadly, I suspect her days of low-budget thrillers now is past, so you'll have to settle for this one. For later roles, check her out in "Eden Lake" and "Sherlock Holmes."
The main characters are of the "trainspotter" generation - involved in partying hearty. But mature viewers who enjoy an Agatha Christie mystery will find just as much to identify with here.
All the acting is superb. The lead actor sets the dark chain of events in motion when he confesses to his buddy that he killed his girlfriend - accidentally, during one of their regular bouts of disaffection. He enlists his buddy's help in disposing of the body. When he finds that the secluded spot he picked as a burial site is already occupied - by another corpse - things get dangerously complicated for everyone involved.
There are surprises and jolts all along these characters' paths. Although the script is generally literate and well-crafted, there are several loose ends to contend with.
I think though that the main loose end was left dangling intentionally. That is the introductory voice-over narration the main character delivers. He refers to the grisly death of his dog in the opening sequence. This revelation, alluding to dark motives and indifference, sets the tone for the whole movie. However, it constitutes perhaps the biggest mystery of all. It will leave you guessing exactly how this little death fits into the larger, pervasive villainy that's the subject of "Dead Bodies."