Monday, August 12, 2013

The Kitchen (2012)

Number Rolled: 14
Movie Name/Year: The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 79 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Ishai Setton
Writer: Jim Beggarly
Actors: Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg, Dreama Walker, Matt Bush, Tate Ellington, Amber Stevens, Pepper Binkley, Catherine Reitman, Baron Vaughn, Jillian Clare, Adam Chambers, Alex Anfanger, Jace Mclean, Adam Michael Rose, Jesse Steccato, Brittany Renee Finamore, Vito Cottone, Barak Hardley, Christopher Tillman, Blair Gimma, Katherine Adams, Anne Symmes, Christina Thomas, Katie Wallack

“The Kitchen” is a relatively short movie based around a girl’s 30th birthday party. The movie takes part completely in the kitchen of her house. Jennifer, the guest of honor, had just quit her job and her cheating boyfriend, so a party was the last thing on her mind.

If you’ve kept up with my articles, you know that I don’t type out the full plot in my first paragraph. There’s a reason for that. I find that when I read through full descriptions in a lot of reviews, I wind up getting spoiled on things. For the most part, I try to avoid adding spoilers to the site, but when it’s necessary, I will always add warnings. With that in mind, I normally post a general introduction to the beginning of the movie. There’s a problem with that for “The Kitchen.” This movie has nothing else to it; no plot, no climax, no resolution. It exists almost completely as a home video of a 30th birthday party. Granted, it would be a really screwed up party, but that doesn’t mean there’s a plot. That means you’re watching a home video of a really bad day.

I don’t have anything to say about the actors, because their characters were so shallow on development that it’s hard to figure out whether the actors were good or bad.

Other than that, I’ll admit that there were some decent moments, but they led to nothing. The individual interesting moments simply did not come together to make anything even resembling a film; it could have passed as a stage play. Kind of.

This movie is not recommended.

Overall Opinion – 1.5/5

P.S. There are some scenes all through the credits.

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