Josie Reviews

  • Jun 19, 2019

    It deceives of being against the death penalty; instead, it's just another revenge film. (Mauro Lanari)

    It deceives of being against the death penalty; instead, it's just another revenge film. (Mauro Lanari)

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    Gimly M Super Reviewer
    Jan 19, 2019

    Kinda weird to go for paedophile as your choice for sympathetic lead, but you know, takes all sorts I guess. Final rating:â~...â~... 1/2 - Had a lot that appealed to me, didnâ(TM)t quite work as a whole.

    Kinda weird to go for paedophile as your choice for sympathetic lead, but you know, takes all sorts I guess. Final rating:â~...â~... 1/2 - Had a lot that appealed to me, didnâ(TM)t quite work as a whole.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    A lonely man with regrets, a punk teenaged boy with no regard for rules, and a girl who comes from nowhere who attracts them both with one glance. While this is supposed to be a "love triangle", the most done is vandalizing a car (and small boat) with spray paint and retaliation by slashed tire. The moment the man and the teen girl meet, you know the climax will be tying their pasts in some way. The plot is agonizingly slow and flat, no character depth, and the climax is as unexciting as the rest of the movie.

    A lonely man with regrets, a punk teenaged boy with no regard for rules, and a girl who comes from nowhere who attracts them both with one glance. While this is supposed to be a "love triangle", the most done is vandalizing a car (and small boat) with spray paint and retaliation by slashed tire. The moment the man and the teen girl meet, you know the climax will be tying their pasts in some way. The plot is agonizingly slow and flat, no character depth, and the climax is as unexciting as the rest of the movie.

  • Oct 05, 2018

    Very slow but rewarding.Worth watching.

    Very slow but rewarding.Worth watching.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    This is a creepy film with good acting and good direction. The plot is a little muddy but the actors do their best with a weak script. Good imagery and camera work. I enjoyed it alone with some whiskey.

    This is a creepy film with good acting and good direction. The plot is a little muddy but the actors do their best with a weak script. Good imagery and camera work. I enjoyed it alone with some whiskey.

  • Jul 22, 2018

    Strengths: She's great in Game of Thrones, and Sophie Turner (Josie) is strong as the titular character here. She pulls off the southern accent rather well and plays up the mystique of her character without going overboard. Dylan McDermott (Hank) was also good. The chemistry between the two was evident, yet also managed to be the right amount of creepy for the roles. The big reveal surrounding Josie late in the film comes off very well. While it's not the most surprising twist, the scene where it goes down is interesting due to the character work done earlier in the film. Weaknesses: Straight up, this is a boring movie. The twist doesn't come until the end, which is usually the best time for it, but that means that things don't get very interesting until the end. We sit through 75 or so minutes of mediocre dialogue and scenes where a lot of nothing seems to happen. You also can't really get invested in the relationship between Josie and Hank, because it's so wrong given their ages. I didn't feel for him when he heard Josie hooking up with a guy her age, because that's what she's supposed to do. Overall: With the strong acting of Turner and McDermott, you'd expect this to be a better film. However, the main plotline is uncomfortable and not in the way that make a movie interesting. The final few minutes are great, but everything before that is kind of a drag.

    Strengths: She's great in Game of Thrones, and Sophie Turner (Josie) is strong as the titular character here. She pulls off the southern accent rather well and plays up the mystique of her character without going overboard. Dylan McDermott (Hank) was also good. The chemistry between the two was evident, yet also managed to be the right amount of creepy for the roles. The big reveal surrounding Josie late in the film comes off very well. While it's not the most surprising twist, the scene where it goes down is interesting due to the character work done earlier in the film. Weaknesses: Straight up, this is a boring movie. The twist doesn't come until the end, which is usually the best time for it, but that means that things don't get very interesting until the end. We sit through 75 or so minutes of mediocre dialogue and scenes where a lot of nothing seems to happen. You also can't really get invested in the relationship between Josie and Hank, because it's so wrong given their ages. I didn't feel for him when he heard Josie hooking up with a guy her age, because that's what she's supposed to do. Overall: With the strong acting of Turner and McDermott, you'd expect this to be a better film. However, the main plotline is uncomfortable and not in the way that make a movie interesting. The final few minutes are great, but everything before that is kind of a drag.

  • Jul 16, 2018

    You can see the twist a mile away and it does meander but Turner and Mcdermet keep it watfchable

    You can see the twist a mile away and it does meander but Turner and Mcdermet keep it watfchable

  • May 07, 2018

    Slow but still keeps your interest.Decent one time watch....more straight up drama than noir.

    Slow but still keeps your interest.Decent one time watch....more straight up drama than noir.

  • Apr 06, 2018

    i dont liked it sorry

    i dont liked it sorry

  • Mar 31, 2018

    Loved it! Did not see that coming. Cool actors and smart story.

    Loved it! Did not see that coming. Cool actors and smart story.