Jenny is a young girl who has it all - beauty, brains, a steady boyfriend and even her own flat at the age of 16. But scratch beneath the surface, and you uncover a childhood scarred by mistreatment and abandonment. Desperate for attention and seeking the love she never received from her parents, Jenny becomes involved with a handsome stranger with a dark obsession with the occult. Surrounded by witchcraft and black magic, her choices soon take her down a path that leads to a series of terrifying, other-worldly experiences. She seeks help from friend, doctors, psychiatrists and religious leaders but finds only scepticism and disbelief. But finally, committed to a mental hospital and on the very edge of sanity, can she find a way to salvation?
Wordy, Confusing, Amateurish, Home-made, Self-financed British Movie
- The Spell review by PV
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You rated this film: 2
I really wanted to like this film. It's a little self-made movie (who wrote, directed and produced) by someone who has the money to do that. I tend to forgive films made with not much money, because I know what a monolith the movie business (and the publishing business) is. I therefore always support independents.
However, this is pretty bad. Wordy, flabby, with some wooden acting and a barely comprehensible plot. It needs rewriting and the rewriting some more, then more editing and cutting.
I fatsforwarded through some parts because it was dragging so much.
The script is the first big problem - lots fo swearing for no reason.
There need to be more action and far less sitting around and chatting and nattering - that's boring, on film.
Still, I shall award this 1.5 stars rounded up to 2.
I can see potential here, but the writing is flabby, the direction slow and plodding, and the film is really quite amaterish and boring. The ending is also a cop-out and utterly predictable - with no twist! The whole movie should have been working towards a great ending, but it just sort of peters out, like this review, and fades...to....black....leaving...nothing....