Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Excision

 (2012) ***1/2

Pauline is a young woman with dreams of becoming a surgeon. She is brash and rude, socially awkward and just plain weird. Her classmates hate her, her teachers hate her and her Mother isn’t very fond of her either. She does seem to get along well with her younger sister Grace who has Cystic Fibrosis and is in need of a lung transplant. In Pauline’s dreams she is committing the most gruesome surgeries combined with twisted sexual overtones, you just know this girl is not right. But she will stop at nothing to see her dream to the end.

This is one twisted flick, first released in 2008 as a short film. It received such acclaim that Richard Bates jr. made it into a full-length picture. Pauline’s weirdness is uncomfortable to be around, I cringed every time she was about to interact with others. John Waters also appears in the film and I have to say I wasn’t surprised to see his face show up in such a strange and twisted tale, it suits him well. This is one of those films that make you wait for the eventual shock that comes at the end. It’s different and AnnaLynne McCord is simply amazing in the lead role as the dementedly awkward Pauline.

It’s hard to believe this beauty:

 Transforms herself into this:

Not a film for the squeamish but definitely interesting and well worth the wait.

4 comments:

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I refuse to believe that those bottom 2 pics are of the same person. Impossible.

Octopunk said...

She's going for Monster cred!

Another interesting pick, Cat. I'm constantly surprised how many current (made this year or last year) flicks you find.

Despite the elevated threat level I don't think I'd find a crazy surgeon movie as bad as a crazy dentist movie.

Catfreeek said...

Someday I will review The Dentist I have a funny story that goes with it. JSP made me watch it.

Crystal Math said...

Rooney Mara made a similar physical transformation when she portrayed Lisbeth Salander in the American version of Girl with a Dragon Tattoo.

... and that is the last time I will admit such a horrible remake existed.

Sounds like a unique find!