Cherry Tree Lane

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Cherry Tree Lane

Post by jonbly » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:54 pm

A bit slow initially, but quite gripping after that. Particular credit for the bruised-eye make-up on the father's face which withstood extreeeeeeme close-up very well. Good interplay between the thugs.

8/10

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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by looneygooner » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:39 pm

Very disappointed with the film, I have seen a lot of home invasion films and this one lacked the brutal revenge that I like to associate with these sort of films, he lacked conviction especially when he was punching him at the end it was a bit windmill

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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by LeeManc » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:39 am

This started really well, until the parents were tied up and then we got a load of boring pointless dialogue. When the dad got free it took about 2mins to regain control of the house.....an hour was wasted on boring dialogue.

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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by halloweengirl » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:28 pm

This was one of my favourites, surprisingly. I didn't mind the dialogue bits and I thought the 'gang' were quite naturalistic. I think they might live on my estate!!

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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by chary » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:48 pm

I liked this film, I found the gang to be scarily convincing and the reason for their home invasion believable too. I don't know the director's other work, but it seemed to me as though he had contempt for the innocent professional couple but he was much more sympathetic to the gang members

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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by brad1000 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:28 pm

london to brighton by this director is one of my fave movies of all time......so dissapointed to read the awful reviews this latest film is recieving
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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:16 pm

Is this not going to provoke an Eden Lake style frenzied debate between Daily Mail readers and liberal lefties? I thought it was well done but the subject matter is asking for trouble.

Get those phrases ready now: "hoodie horror", "broken Britain", "unfair depiction of modern youth", "yuppie nightmare", "vicious attack on the working class".....

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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by Reanimator » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:32 pm

Not quite up there with London to Brighton but a really good film - tense and well acted and doesn't outstay its welcome

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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by brad1000 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:36 am

cool i feel a little more optimistic now
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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by Wolfshade » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:57 am

It was okay, tense and as has been said the gang were realistic and believable - I liked the conflicting personalities, Rian being totally nasty and aggressive, while Asad showed moments of being caring and concerned despite having nasty intentions.

The problem was this kind of thing has been done before, and we'd just seen a much better and much more inventive "hoodie horror" the previous day with F.

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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by lupogirl » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:41 pm

Enjoyed this one. A home invasion that you believe can happen. A intense film that left somethings to the imagaination. A excellent cast. You do believe there are nasty people out there like the characters in the film . When the girls just turn up and treat the house like their own. You really do feel defenceless. Also like the ending, very striking way to end the film.
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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by brad1000 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:37 am

Wolfshade wrote:It was okay, tense and as has been said the gang were realistic and believable - I liked the conflicting personalities, Rian being totally nasty and aggressive, while Asad showed moments of being caring and concerned despite having nasty intentions.

The problem was this kind of thing has been done before, and we'd just seen a much better and much more inventive "hoodie horror" the previous day with F.
surprised you could here what was going on...or were you lip reading for this one

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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by brad1000 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:38 am

lupogirl wrote:Enjoyed this one. A home invasion that you believe can happen. A intense film that left somethings to the imagaination. A excellent cast. You do believe there are nasty people out there like the characters in the film . When the girls just turn up and treat the house like their own. You really do feel defenceless. Also like the ending, very striking way to end the film.
have you seen "london to brighton" ?
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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by Alex J » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:20 pm

Another topical film, with a look at modern-day "broken Britain". I liked the realism and the open ending was effective, while there was a fair amount of humour to be found in this one too. However, the middle act started to drag a little, while gorehounds will be disappointed as it was comparatively restrained compared with what it could have shown. 8 / 10
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Re: Cherry Tree Lane

Post by scrobble » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:56 pm

I wasn't keen - it seemed to me to take elements of Eden Lake social commentary with elements of Ils, and throw in a bit of Funny Games without any of the humour. I think I'd have preferred it if it hadn't taken itself so seriously.
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