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Grace (2009)

Director:
Paul Solet
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller/Horror
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Grace
RUNNING TIME
85 minutes
Producer:
Kevin DeWalt
Adam Green
Cory Neal
Screenwriter:
Paul Solet


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Madeline Matheson Jordan Ladd
Vivian Matheson Gabrielle Rose
Dr. Patricia Lang Samantha Ferris
Dr. Richard Sohn Malcolm Stewart
Michael Matheson Stephen Park

 

Review

Controversy is the desired effect of this distasteful chiller, in which a seemingly stillborn child revives, only for the mother to find out that the baby feeds on human blood. The only really interesting discussion here is the strength of maternal love, as the mother goes to great lengths to cover up and satisfy the daughters needs. Other relevant questions, such as why and how, are left untouched. And in an attempt to create a satisfactory eerie atmosphere to it all, director Solet bases his narration exclusively on outlandish characters and situations while constantly focusing his camera on anything carnal he can capture. The result is one of distance and irrelevance, as if the theme proposed here wasn't already too far-fetched for us to embrace or empathize with. In addition to all the more basic problems with the story, Solet falls into the trap of saturating his characters with a general mood, instead of letting the viewer do some of the work for himself. Unless you've actually been in Madeline Matheson's situation or you're breastfeeding as you watch, I doubt this film will make you feel neither interested or disgusted, as Solet wants you to.

 

Copyright 2.11.2010 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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