When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
The Mary Sue.com held invitations for an exclusive New York City screening of the film. They partnered with Bond Influence to host an exclusive screening of the film a few days before the theatrical release, complete with snacks, drinks, and a Q&A with Geoffrey Fletcher himself. Bond Influence let in guests at 7PM to grab a glass of wine or a soft drink, along with oatmeal cookies and a very abundant candy spread which included Violet and Daisy branded lollipops. See more »
When the girls shoot their guns with their eyes closed, Violet's gun also empties with the slide back, but in the next shot she fires once more, and then again the gun has the slide in the empty position. See more »
[seeing cancelled posters]
What are we going to do now?
I'll think of something.
[cut to them carrying pizzas boxes in Nun outfits]
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There is a mid-credits scene that depicts a group of young girls performing "surgery" on dolls and stuffed animals in a doll hospital. See more »
I had great expectations for this movie. I mean, how could you miss with the great James Gandolfini and wonderful Saoirse Ronan as headliners (and Alexis Bledel is certainly eyeworthy), and yet the first time through this film I did not enjoy the experience. Then it dawned on me, well, duh, this film is intended to be a Tarantino parody, and it went up several stars in my estimation. Of course, making a parody of a QT film is problematic, because Quentin films are already parodies of other genres such as kung fu, grindhouse, and noir. And so, in a sense, the filmmaker is making a parody of a parody. I mean, Saoirse playing patty-cakes with Danny Trejo? The scene is totally Quentinesque to a ludicrous extreme. And that's parody.
Other motifs that echo and exaggerate Tarantino's style include the implausible violence sequences that can only exist in some alternate film universe (think Black Mamba single-handedly wiping out a small army of yakuza in "Kill Bill,") and the interminable gabfest that fills out a QT script (these people love to talk and talk and talk)... And so, as a parody of a parody, and for its very impressive cast, this film is worth an amused watch.
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