Pinprick (2009)





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A criminal gradually integrates himself into a broken household by methodically asserting control over a teenage girl and her lonely mother in this off-beat thriller from first-time director Daniel Young (screenwriter of the 2006 horror comedy Black Sheep). It started as an innocent friendship: a desperate criminal with no place to run, and a teenage girl recovering from her parents' recent separation. Before long, however, the desperado grows tired of hiding out in the young girl's closet, and focuses his attention on her isolated mother, abandoned by her husband following an extramarital affair. By the time the stranger has secured an invitation from the mother to live in the house it's already too late, and the daughter is forced to pretend that she's never met him. Betrayed but unable to find a means of expressing her anger, the daughter bides her time while awaiting her father's return. Now, with the two women of the household firmly in his grip, the intruder prepares to make his final move.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Vanguard Cinema

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Terribly uninteresting. There isn't much to the plot, the dialog is generic, and the pacing is awful. Bland characters which don't seem to have any development, the film ends before it even seems to start, yet it still manages to drag somehow.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

I'm not sure why, but this wasn't as tense as they were trying to make it, at least for me. Interesting end, really err.. creepy I guess? but it doesn't give you the creeps. You just think a certain character is a fucking loser creep. Best part is just the criminal walking around in his underwear. Dude is so fine.

Ruthless Rector
Ruthless Rector

A creepy thriller with a somewhat unexpected ending that detracted slightly from the effect of the film. Strong performances by Rachael Blake as the teenager, Miriam, Laura Greenwood as the mom, Charlotte, and Ervin Nagy as the interloper, Paul. Weaknesses include Paul's unexplained presence in Miriam's closet, Dad's seeming lack of concern over the presence of a stranger in his ex-wife's house, and the ease with which Paul talks Charlotte into letting him stay in the house "for a few days" after he comes out of hiding and "meets" her at the college where she seems to teach a continuing education course. And that wasn't the only unexplained continuity issue. Interesting, but disappointing and not as intense as it could have been.

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