Alexandra's Project (2003)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
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Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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Steven's birthday promises to be a particularly happy day, because he has finally gotten his much-sought-after promotion. Steven sets off on his homeward journey bearing the good news. He drives out to the suburb where he lives, looking forward to the party Alexandra, his wife, is sure to have organized for him. However, when he gets home, the house is strangely quiet. After searching the darkened rooms in vain for party guests, Steven finally comes across videotape with the words "play me"
Dec 19, 2003 Wide
Jan 1, 2005
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It's a contrived -- though carefully crafted -- bit of movie gamesmanship that sometimes seems like a claustrophobic stunt.
De Heer, who also wrote the script, would have us believe that a wife who's tired of her oblivious bloke of a husband could suddenly become conniving and cruel, coolly defending her actions with twisted logic that's sold as feminism.
It's a movie that will leave few men unrattled and many women vicariously satisfied.
Buday is coolly persuasive in the seesaw role of an unbalanced housewife who jerks from despair to anger.
That damn videotape takes the edge off the mood both visually and dramatically.
It plays as part thriller, part psycho drama, but really tends to play around with the genres rather than settle in for the ride.
nihilistic film covers familiar territory in a fresh new way that is extremely memorable
It's the tension and performances that pull you through, never letting your attention stray from what's going down on-screen.
confidently shot and scripted in clipped, emotionally direct dialogue that's thankfully not resorting to Harold Pinter, David Mamet, or Neil LaBute
I Spit on Your Grave gets to the nitty gritty. The equally problematic Alexandra's Project is simply glib.
Even though the performances are terrific and the claustrophobic atmospherics effective, the film elicits more anger than praise.
It's really the feel-bad movie of the week. In a genius sort of way.
This low-budget Australian film is pitched as a psycho-sexual thriller but it's not thrilling at all: it's just cold, hateful and cheap.
An edgy little Aussie thriller that will have husbands shaking in their shoes, Alexandra's Project is a film like no other.
One of the year's true surprise packages..will have you gasping for breath right up until the very last cinematic shock
Audience Reviews for Alexandra's Project
- Alexandra: You'll notice the remote doesn't work... that's because this is live... there's a bullet aimed at you right now.
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