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Manson, My Name Is Evil (2009)

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A straight-laced chemist begins questioning society's standards and confronting his own darkest desires after falling for the all-American homecoming queen who joined a hippie death cult and made headlines for her murderous exploits. Perry (Gregory Smith) is your typical God-fearing American: A diligent academic who landed a good job at a chemical company before proposing to his Christian girlfriend Dorothy (Kristin Adams), he always did right by the Lord and his parents. But while Perry was always fortunate in life, Leslie was irreparably damaged by her parents' divorce, an abortion, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Following Timothy Leary's advice to "tune in, turn on, and drop out," the former cheerleader joined up with charismatic cult leader Charles Manson and helped his gang slaughter an upstanding citizen in her own home. Now Perry has been chosen to serve on the jury that will decide Leslie's fate. The moment Perry and Leslie lock eyes in the courtroom, the sheltered chemist is hopelessly smitten. Could their wildly divergent paths somehow converge? The more Perry learns about Leslie the stronger his infatuation grows, and the more he begins to question the rules that society has imposed on them both. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Ryan Robbins
as Charlie
Don McKellar
as Prosecutor
Tiio Horn
as Katie
Peter Keleghan
as Perry's Dad
Tracy Wright
as Leslie's Mom
Tom Barnett
as Defense Attorney
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Critic Reviews for Manson, My Name Is Evil

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Essentially a cinematic essay that occasionally seems smart and sometimes just smart-alecky. What it never seems is emotionally engaging.

Full Review… | May 21, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Harkemaâ(TM)s real problem is that he doesnâ(TM)t know which story he wants to tell, apart from taking potshots at governments, religions and ideologies he opposes. He mixes real events and characters with fictional ones, blurring distinctions as they suit hi

Full Review… | May 20, 2010
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The performances are suitably bizarre. What it all means is something you can go away and argue about afterward.

Full Review… | May 21, 2010
Jam! Movies

It's been along time since relentless, biting satire found its way to the big screen and skewered its subjects with such impressive skill.

Full Review… | April 24, 2010

...a sporadically intriguing yet hopelessly misguided endeavor.

Full Review… | September 12, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Manson, My Name Is Evil

Well, this is not Helter Skelter. It is kind of odd. The cuts to old footage of the era were okay, but looked off at times. The acting in this movie is ok. I guess it was supposed to be a dark comedy, but I can't say that I chuckled even once.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

An interesting take on Charles Mansons story and followers but a bit too arthouse and satirical for my liking. I left it on to see if it was going to get better but I just lost interest in it and then it was over. Not recommended! They just need to stop making movies about him its getting old and tiresome.

Matt Slash
Matt Slash

Super Reviewer

½

The comedic twist is what made this movie. The toothpaste commercial acting and dialogue were pretty funny.

Tristin Mock
Tristin Mock

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