All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

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All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

Post by jonbly » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:06 pm

This was slightly disappointing, but jonbly can't put his finger on why. Perhaps it was that fact that all the victims were deeply unlikeable, sleazebags and druggies? If jonbly doesn't feel an emotional connection to the characters, he doesn't care if they live or die... which makes most of this film pretty uninteresting, up to the point where the more likeable individuals are put at risk.

Not that it was a bad movie, mind you...

7/10

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Post by AdeBrown » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:24 am

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane is currently my fave film of the weekend.
A good double bill with the previous film. In some ways it had less of the things that make me immediately like a film - college kids are often good fodder for a horror. If you hate them you want them killed, if you like them then the thrill comes from hoping they survive, but it is in the Heathers genre rather than the Mean Girls ... obviously.

All the boys fancy her, just like the title suggests, and after one shows his passion in a rather deadly fashion she finds new friends. But when they go to one's family ranch, someone with an unhealthy obsession follows them. The kids aren't lovable, but you don't go cheering on the serial killer because they are genuine kids rather than horror film cliche's. (Okay., some cliche-mongering occurs, but not glib, Scream-style).

Who will survive ? I am not going to say more - go and see it.
An added bonus is the marvellous soundtrack - featuring "One of us is Dead" by The Earlies to superb effect.

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Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:23 pm

A bit overhyped and didnt do any more or less than your average slasher film really.

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Post by lupogirl » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:32 pm

This is the one film that has been hyped. Good film but nothing special though. Rather enjoyed the film. Nicely placed with some good death scenes. The twist ending I thought was good. Did not see that one coming.

The other twist I thought be in the scene when Mandy Lane had the finger of the other girl in her mouth. Suggesting she may be a lesbian and hence her indifference to the boys who were after her.
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Post by iam_dan » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:26 am

not sure that hyping always works with me as i tend to be more critical than maybe i would be otherwise especially if theres twists involved as i end up thinking too much....but i did enjoy it and was better than most teen/slasher movies

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Post by maxmum » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:47 am

Not keen on this one gotts say :(

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Post by xLeft For Deadx » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:07 pm

I liked it. But, I am a boy, and as such it could have been 90 minutes of Mandy Lane playing chess and I still would have been happy.

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Post by maxmum » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:14 pm

:lol:

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Post by Reanimator » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:38 pm

really enjoyed this (better than Leslie Vernon) - one of the better slasher flicks of the last few years

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Post by soulmining » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:03 pm

Maybe not quite matched all the hype, but I still really enjoyed this one! I didn't guess the twist at the end either...
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Post by rawshark » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:11 pm

I'd seen this one before, and had guessed the twist half way through, but it's still a well-directed film, and as all the boys will testify, Mandy Lane was indeed pretty damn gorgeous to look at...
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Post by scrobble » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:49 pm

I enjoyed Mandy Lane, it was a good story, well-directed, and I didn't guess the twist ending at all (even up to the point where her 'friend' runs into her knife :oops: I thought she'd forgotten she was holding it...) :D

I couldn't really see why everyone loved Mandy so much, though, she just seemed generically pretty to me - I guess she was more desirable because she was seen as 'untouchable' and no-one knew anything about her. And although I'm female, Mr Scrobble felt the same way (he did say he'd rather do Victor Crowley, but I think that's a slight exaggeration)

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Post by VictorCrowley » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:53 pm

(he did say he'd rather do Victor Crowley, but I think that's a slight exaggeration)
Oh, why, thank you! :oops:

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Post by The Soapmaker » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:36 pm

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane seemed like an academic exercise to me. Let's make a generic slasher movie with all the "rules" in place - teens getting some s*x'n'drugs action in some remote location, a "nice" girl who doesn't quite fit in, a despised homicidal misfit, any s*xual activity leading to immediate death, even somebody finding all the bodies just before the end of the film. But let's do it in a serious/realistic way with better acting, more rounded characters and nice modern cinematography.

The film proved to me that realistic slasher movies don't work because (a) all that character development is extremely bloody boring and (b) it's no fun having realistic (i.e. non OTT) death scenes in which you find yourself actually feeling sorry for the characters. Give me Wrong Turn 2 every time.

Decent-ish twist at the end though.

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Post by streetrw » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:47 pm

I did like this but I don't think it's THAT great. It looks good, and I didn't see the twist coming.

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