Tuesday 10 January 2012

Film 69: Botched

I came to this 2008 horror comedy knowing very little and expecting just a more violent version of a standard LockStock-esque crime caper but it turns out to be a genuinely funny and surprising picture, albeit one that can't honestly be said to work completely.

The cast - toplined by Stephen Dorff - play the comedy with deadpan faces and it's all the better for it. Bronagh Gallagher is particularly good as a strict religious fanatic. But I can see why the film didn't exactly set the world alight. It's a weird chimera of crime and horror which simply switches genres at the end of the first act.

Nevertheless, I'd happily watch this one again, which is not something I can say about all the films I've watched so far...

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