Bitter & Twisted (2008)

Bitter & Twisted

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In the wake of a tragic and untimely death, a suburban family starts the slow slide into disintegration, their deep malaise manifesting itself in a profoundly personal crisis for each grieving member of the once-happy family. It's been three long years since Liam Lombardo died, and time has yet to heal the emotional wounds suffered by his parents and troubled younger brother. When father Jordan drifts into a dangerous cycle of depression and overeating, his boss at the car dealership threatens … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Kids & Family , Art House & International
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Written By: Christopher Weekes

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Critic Reviews for Bitter & Twisted

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Despite game perfs from a well-known cast, weak scripting and sketchy character development leave too many holes to ultimately convince or compel.

Full Review… | April 29, 2008
Variety
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A sombre film, Bitter and Twisted is not Friday night entertainment, but rather a poignant look at grief and its ramifications.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

A much more appropriate title for this snoozefest would be Slow & Pointless.

Full Review… | March 9, 2009
Internet Reviews

It's a miracle when an untracked English-language film arrives on the scene -- and a special joy when said movie is smashing.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Screen International

Infidelity, unrequited love and eating disorders fill these griefstricken stories, which start well but never really take flight.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Bitter & Twisted is a winning combination of glowing hope and battering despair.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008
FILMINK (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Bitter & Twisted

Very surprised by the negative reviews on this. I actually thought it was a really good little Australian slice of life film.
I found a lot of this really rang true, very relatable. It's not exactly a feel good film as it is about a family who have been through a trauma with the death of their adult son. The father is eating himself to death and unhappy at work as a really bad car salesman. The mother is feeling her age and like her life is over. I found her character especially good. Their other son is chasing around the girlfriend of his dead brother, who is meanwhile involved with an older married man - you get the idea! Not a happy group of people.
Recommended if you don't need a movie that is all happy and not true to life. Personally I liked this a lot.

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Nicki Marie

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