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Make a Wish (2002)

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In the tradition of Friday the 13th and other classic horror films, Make A Wish tells the story of a group of women who get together once again for an annual birthday camping trip. The common denominator in this group of gay and straight girls is Susan - all of the campers are exes of hers. All except Andrea, who is Monica's new girlfriend, and not very pleased to be dragged along on this ridiculous outing. Linda, now straight, left her boyfriend Steve pouting at home, annoyed that she wanted to leave him for the weekend for a romp in the woods with the girls. Chloe, the aggressive vegetarian, and Dawn, whom Susan recently dumped, complete the group. Linda and Monica suspect that Susan's been cheating on Dawn, and they're surprised when Dawn opts to come on the trip in the first place.Before the rest of the group arrives, Susan has a run in with Steve, who shows up looking for Linda. Zeke, a rough-looking outdoorsman, convinces Steve with a little physical violence to leave Susan alone, but Steve doesn't go far. Also looking for someone is Detective C.K. McFarland - but for whom - or for what - is he looking?By the time the girls set up camp, tensions between Andrea and Susan are running high, and Linda has her eye on Monica, who doesn't mind looking back. Chloe is mad because there is no vegan food, and Dawn is performing healing rituals that look a lot like witchcraft. Michelle, the final camper, is supposed to be arriving any minute, but god knows she's always late. So when Chloe takes off on her bike to go to shopping, nobody thinks much of it, And when Andrea disappears with the car, well, it's just because she's angry because Monica kissed Linda by the fire - isn't it? But how come Chloe isn't back? And how come Michelle never showed up? And how come people keep disappearing?Shot in the Texas Hill Country, Make a Wish is a sly, sexy, action-packed thriller with more than one surprise in store for horror fans of all persuasions. -- (C) Open Circle Productions

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Manages to be insulting both to slasher movies and lesbians. Where's the gay rights movement when you need it?

August 5, 2004

Ms. Ferranti's direction is meandering and pedestrian, without a hint of personal style, and Ms. Johnson's script is riddled with implausibilities (no one seems too concerned when the members of the group start vanishing) and redundant scenes.

July 23, 2004 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

With its lukewarm gender politicking and clumsy performances, Make a Wish achieves only one real distinction: It has to be the dullest lesbian campout movie ever made.

July 20, 2004 | Full Review…

just isn't made with enough skill -- or apparently much care at all -- to justify sitting through the whole thing

October 9, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/5

something akin to "Friday the 13th, presented by the Lifetime channel." . . . left me wishing something interesting would happen.

September 4, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Although the story is as predictable as can be ... the performances are better than those in most super-low budget horror pictures, and Jessica Gallant's super-16mm cinematography is surprisingly handsome.

July 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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