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I May Destroy You
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A cute conceit, but there's not enough there there.
Has acting and production values on par with the average industrial film of that era, with a subplot about fiscal responsibility to boot. But the real reason to see this is for the music - and it *does* rock, in that "Paul and Paula" kind of way. At least they gave Connie Francis prominent billing in the credits for dubbing Tuesday Weld's singing voice - Francis is so distinctive, it really wouldn't have fooled anyone. Also, at one point Weld sits down to watch an American Bandstand style program and we get to see it for about 20 minutes or so, 5 or 6 songs in a row with only minimal reaction shots. Hilarious.
Like a MAD magazine version of "Heathers", scripted by Joan Rivers. The second half of that sentence is literal, not an analogy.
The dirty secret of schlock cinema is that so many of these films make you sit through a lot of nothing before you get to the gonzo stuff. So "The Visitor" is an occasionally slow experience but also a singular one, too weird to be ignored even as it frustrates you. There's a lot going on here: a psychic possible alien/demon child with a pet falcon and a pottymouth, plus lots of shady adults trying to either stop the child or make sure she gets a similarly evil brother, although it's not always clear who's attempting to do what. Also: gymnastics, basketball, ice skating, and overqualified art direction with a real interest in location shoots of interesting 70s architecture.