Sunday, September 13, 2009

Teeth

As I sit here on a lazy Sunday, sick and pumped full of vitamin C, I figured it would be a good time to review the movie I watched on Friday night, which is Teeth. This is a fun little coming of age flick where the lead figures out she has something wrong with her....down there. She's big into the cause of celibacy because of it, afraid of what might happen if she was to fulfill her lust. Well, when someone tries to force themselves upon her, we find out what will happen, and I haven't seen this much meanness towards male genitalia since The Killer Condom. There's lots of blood. Be prepared.

Despite the severed male parts, I rather enjoyed this movie. The lead actress fills the role well as she runs the gamut of terror at what is happening to her to confidence and control over it. The cinematography is well done, using a shot of a nuclear power plant behind the house to suggest that her mutation might be from radiation. Her mother in the film is sick too so it might be from that as well, though I don't believe they get into the cause. It's a fun way to spend an hour or so and some of the creepiest scenes actually involve the religious nuts that are part of the celibacy group that the main character is part of. Come to think of it, the oversexed characters aren't that sympathetic either. Which makes sense, as the film is about losing control and then taking it back.

Check it out.

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