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Intelligent mondo trasho,
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This review is from: Confessions Of A Trickbaby [DVD]  (DVD)
As well as what the other reviewers said, this film is a pretty biting social commment on the US justice system, a theme also big in Freeway (Matthew Bright's earlier cult movie, of which
this is a kind of semi-sequel). This is pretty hard to define, being violent, sad, funny, harrowing and just weird by turn, and seeming to jump from B-movie spoof to gritty crime drama to black comedy to even sort of a love story (though about as twisted a sort as you get), before suddenly going off on a kind of weird horror tangent, as the Hansel and Gretel idea comes back into it in a pretty big way (it reminded me a lttle of From
Dusk Till Dawn in that way). It sounds like a disjointed mess that wouldn't work, but it's not- good directing keeps it together, while the terrific acting moves really things along
(especially from Maria Celedonio, who I've never seen in anything
else), while at the same time as all this, you get the impression of (the writer/directors) personal opinions too, as anyone who's familiar with the real life cases of Aileen Wuornos or the Menendez brothers may notice a couple of parralels in the story.
Generally, you would either love this film (like me) or hate it,
but you really wouldn't forget it easily. I heard someone say that some people would overrate this, but more would probably underrate it, and I'd second that, and suggest anyone sees this to make up their own minds.