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Mummy an' the Armadillo (2004)

A young woman stops at a rundown roadside diner during a dark and stormy night which sets in motion a series of events that bring out dark secrets, psychological quotes, and more.

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Set entirely at a run-down roadside diner in Arizona, called The Armadillo Cafe, a shady tourist, named Sarah, stops for a rest at the deserted place run by a wary young woman, named Billie, and her dysfunctional and deranged family whom include her psychotic, alcoholic mother Let and her two sons; the retarded Wyatte and the crazed cowboy Jesse whom tie up and hold Sarah hostage when she begins asking too many questions about their pasts and is subjected to their mind games and physical and mental torture to find out her connection to the family and dark secrets they hold. Written by matt-282

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Rated R for violence and terror, strong sexual dialogue and language
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29 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Sarah: If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you please untie me?
Let: Not until I get to the bottom of this.
Sarah: Please... please, these ropes are cutting off my circulation.
Let: If you wouldn't squirm about like a gopher in a trap, you'd be fine.
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Talky, Thinly Plotted
25 August 2005 | by (Plum Creek, VA) – See all my reviews

Another case of a stage play taken to the screen with no adaptation. There is a different dynamic for stage dialog versus movies, and it is painfully obvious as the characters deliver lines with no sense of pace. It comes off as a bunch of people just saying lines *at* one another. That's just one of the things that's wrong with this movie. What's worse is the loose, relatively incoherent plot. The simplistic relationship between the characters leads to a letdown when the final "dark secret" is revealed. The film tries for an intense, psychological edge; but the intensity never escalates beyond a bunch of people screaming and waving various weapons at one another, and the psychology never gets much beyond Psych 101.


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