Saturday, July 4, 2020

Homewrecker (2020)

Forty something Linda befriends thirty something Michelle in a coffee shop. They had passed each other and share exercise classes but had never met. When Linda finds out that Michelle is an interior designer she talks her into going over to asses her home. Of course it's an offer Michelle should not have taken....

Dark black comedy is going to work for some people and not for others. Joe Bendel saw this film back in March and posted a glowing review at his regular base JB Spins. I on the other hand didn't quite fall in love with it.

The problem for me is that the film walks the narrow edge between horror and comedy and it keeps tripping. Some of the jokes work but some of them fall flat as the wide eyed takes of Linda seem to be swinging close to camp. The result is she is never scary, and never really sad, rather she frequently comes off as someone trying too hard. It never clicked with me with the result I spent the whole film looking at the screen straight faced.

While this worked for some people (As I said Joe loved it) this was a miss for me so you're on your own as to whether you want to get it on VOD.

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