A Girl who was basically *Regret Raped* had the guy she decided was unworthy of the privilege had thus raped her..
As opposed to her deciding of her own free will to take 'Crack' and what can happen when you are in that state..
But then, this is the era of *Don't Be That Guy.*
Oh, and then she has him Raped. Not *Regret Raped.*
Not *Lie Raped* though there were lies involved..
I mean tied. And Stufed.
And Done By Another. A Male. So she herself isn't sullied.
Tell me exactly where when she was *raped* (NOT When she was no longer sober.) She did not actually understand where it was going before getting high as a kite.
The film glosses over a lot of key points that would have tied this together a little better, and while that wouldn't have solved all of the film's problems, it certainly would have helped. The only thing less vague than Dawson's descent into drugs and sex is her rise back to star college student. It just lacks any kind of authenticity. During the Q & A session following a screening of the movie with the star and director, they discuss the importance of the picture.
Apparently, they feel this will help victims of rape and abuse cope with their feelings. But that is completely unreasonable simply because Dawson's resolution to her rape is so implausible and unthinkable that I don't see how this would help anyone. The film's conclusion is sure to be debated for years, but it's simply vile and disturbing without any real purpose other than to shock the audience. It works, but to what purpose?
It's true when I say that I'll never forget it, but in this case I'll really be trying to. "Descent" is a pretentious, arthouse failure that is vile and ugly just for shock value. It's anti-therapeutic.
Sidenote- Anyone else notice Rosario's costars from Death Proof?
The rape scenes themselves are very long, but since nothing is really shown to give the awful effect, I just didn't think either was very effective.
Between these two rapes scenes, the film gets super boring.
It was nice to see Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, aka Julie the Cat from The Mighty Ducks films, pop up for a few scenes, but that is all.
This was an awful movie. The star is for Rosario and that is all.
Overall the movie was genuine, the acting was honest, the characters are very well balanced and believeable, and if viewed with an open mind the film as a whole will give any viewer some very serious ideas to think about afterwards. For me this movie does for rape what Sandra Bullock and 28 Days did for alcoholism. It is a must watch.