Thursday, May 22, 2014

Rosewood Lane (2011)

Number Rolled: 7
Movie Name/Year: Rosewood Lane (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Length: 96 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: Hollywood Media Bridge, IndieClear
Director: Victor Salva
Writer: Victor Salva
Actors: Rose McGowan, Lin Shaye, Lesley-Anne Down, Lauren Velez, Ray Wise, Bill Fagerbakke, Judson Mills, Rance Howard, Ashton Moio, Daniel Ross Owens, Sonny Marinelli, Steve Tom, Tom Tarantini

After Sonny Blake learns about her father’s death, she attempts to sell the old family house. When that effort fails, she decides to live there herself. After moving from the city, she learns that the paperboy is so psychotic that everyone in the neighborhood is terrified of him.

My arm was asleep during the majority of this movie, and I envied it.

It’s no secret that I don’t like Rose McGowan as an actress. I keep trying, though. I constantly add her movies to my list and watch them with an open mind. There’s just something about her. I think she’s horrible. In Rosewood Lane she has a few golden moments, however. In the very beginning when she’s crying, it’s brilliant acting. Most of the time, though, she’s just doing that pouty, “I have no personality,” thing that she does.

As for the story line, I can see where the writer was trying to go. Maybe the direction or the actors ruined it, but what was meant to come off as creepy wound up being more of a bad joke. Characters and circumstances were left unexplained and the story itself was more on the ridiculous side than anything else.

There were a few scenes that got the intended shock value across, but it never gained any kind of momentum.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 0%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 20%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.9/5
Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

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