Manson, My Name Is Evil

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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


Critic Reviews for Manson, My Name Is Evil

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (3)

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

    May 21, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Harkema's real problem is that he doesn't know which story he wants to tell, apart from taking potshots at governments, religions and ideologies he opposes.

    May 20, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Complemented by solid performances by the rest of the cast, Harkema creates a campy yet believable society.

    May 18, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Leslie, My Name is Evil is Reginald Harkema's next step in socially conscious filmmaking.

    Apr 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The performances are suitably bizarre. What it all means is something you can go away and argue about afterward.

    May 21, 2010 | Rating: 3/5
  • It's been along time since relentless, biting satire found its way to the big screen and skewered its subjects with such impressive skill.

    Apr 24, 2010 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Manson, My Name Is Evil

  • Feb 06, 2011
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Nov 17, 2010
    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 S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 26, 2010
    Terrible. The acting was horrendous, the scenes did not flow well at all, and the storyline was all over the place.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2010
    It seems like all movies on The Manson Family are all the same & this 1 is no different.The only difference about this movie is that it focuses on Leslie Van Houten & a jury member who becomes obsessed with her during the trial.The name of this movie use to be Leslie: My Name Is Evil but I guessed they changed it because they could make more $$$ off Charles Mansons name then Leslies
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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