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The Loved Ones (film review)

Film: The Loved Ones
Year: 2009
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Directed By: Sean Byrne
Starring: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine
About:  When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb5BFm4qIow

My Review:
After having watched an Australian sci-fi film last night I couldn't resist but to watch another Australian movie but this time in form of a horror called The Loved Ones which is currently on Amazon Prime.

The film is about a boy called Brent who after having been asked to prom by Lola tells her he can't due to going with his girlfriend Holly. However, when on a walk he gets kidnapped by Lola and her dad he has to endure torture for Lola's enjoyment and finds out he is not the only boy in which they have done this to.

I find that this film is very original when it comes to prom movies due to it being someone kidnapped and tortured and not everyone hiding away from a serial killer and trying to hide and survive. With this movie being based on the boy having been tied up and being made to do whatever Lola said due to both herself and her father's deranged thoughts on how to make Brent do their bidding it scares the audience especially when seeing that they have also done this to Lola's mother and former boyfriends.

With the film also following both the mother and Holly and how they are dealing with Brent having disappeared and trying to find out how they could save him, the mother wonders about how she always blamed him for her husband's death. However, with Holly trying to help the mother find Brent she might just remember important information that could help the police find Brent.

The film also follows Brent's best friend and a girl in which he takes to prom which we find out throughout why she is that way as well as how and why she is taking out grieving by taking drugs, alcohol and having sex to try and make herself feel numb. Also why the mother also does not seem to be happy and instead looks worn down.

Overall, I find this a great prom movie and one that is unique for the style of film in which it is. There are a few questions unanswered but it is a great way to end the movie and a closing way for a movie which doesn't need to have a sequel as the audience can find their own solutions to some of the questions. I would recommend this movie to those who want a prom movie and a horror in which has not been hyped up and makes the watcher expect more than what they will get. A great movie and one that I will happily watch again.

My Rating: 4/5 

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