Thursday, 11 January 2018

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Review of "Lovely Molly"

Psychological thrillers are normally the kinds of films that can go one way or another: they’re usually either brilliant, or just downright bad. This film, however, seems to glide somewhere in the space betwixt the two.

Now, this film is pretty bad, but for some reason is also pretty good due to its efforts or lack thereof. It’s a weird one.

The story is of Molly and her new husband who move into her dead parents' house where, as you can imagine, weird shit starts happening. Now, Molly is a recovering drug addict (you could say Lovely Molly finds Molly lovely) so her already fragile psyche takes somewhat of a heavy hit by all the nonsense (and for the most part, it is nonsense) throughout the film.

None of the characters are particularly likeable either, which is an especially vigorous bummer at times when we’re meant to feel for these people and just don’t, and the story’s pacing feels somewhat anaemic at the best of times (I’m really not selling this am I?). Truth be told, I often found myself checking my watch, which is weird because I don’t own one.

Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty to like about this film: The acting from our leading lady Gretchen Lodge is pretty solid, as is the performance of our supporting actress Alexandra Holden, and the atmosphere is absolutely spellbinding at times.

It’s just a shame that this film was let down by the continuous amount of dullness in between excellent scenes and the tinnitus-inducing soundtrack.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Verdict: A solid film that could’ve been a hell of a lot better, but that being said, it could’ve been a hell of a lot worse. 5/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find Aaron's debut novel on Amazon!





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