Mini's First Time Reviews
Ms Reed was a co-writer on THIRTEEN. Here she plays virtually the same character. She appears to have intimate, personal knowledge of the life style of a teenage, "bad girl". Ms Reed's acting skills seem to be seriously limited. She has one basic expression thru out this movie.
This is a movie to skip. Baldwin & Moss carry most of the water. But, their efforts aren't enough to justify watching this flic.
Nikki Reed plays a daughter who has her first sexual encounter with her stepfather by Alec Baldwin by mistake and suddenly things start getting out of hand
the both of them devise a scheme to get rid of the cheating, addictive drunken mother for good to have a life of their own
no remorse is shown and the relationship between the two borders on incestuous and cruel
the performances are cold and very hard-hitting which makes the plot more nervewracking to watch
the evidence starts pouring on when Luke Wilson begins to investigate and a series of betrayals, lies, cons and deceit begin tearing the two leads apart and pitting them against one another
I love the love/hate relationship despite being repulsive
the lighting of the shots is colorful to look at, the comedy makes you laugh, the twist at the end is 'omg' and the dirty tone may be unsettling but it works for the degree of the movie
this kind of black comedy sends a shiver down your spine and has you in the dark for a while
July 10th 2012
I personally am not the biggest fan of Nikki Reed on screen - I am sure she is a lovely person, but she's hard faced and she looks older than the characters she is playing (generally).
In this case, though, it kind of works because Mini is totally unredeemable. She is not a nice girl, and she does not have any revelation by the end that makes her change her ways. Yeah, you get that her mum had issues and she didn't have the most loving upbringing,but this girl is borderline psycho!
Enjoyable film if you don't pick at the flaws too much!