American Mary is a strange story of revenge and finding one's niche inthe world. It's easy to dismiss as a hack/slash piece of pulp, but Ihave to admit I enjoyed the film for its weird elements. It providesantagonists who are easy to hate and a protagonist who has aquestionable lifestyle, yet is still very likable, due in no small partto actress, Katharine Isabella. She's smart, funny, and does a nice jobhandling a really bizarre story line. BE WARNED, this story is NOT foreveryone. It has some very disturbing elements and is highly graphic innature. That being said, the movie combines drama, dark comedy, andgore in a way I, as a viewer, found interesting. This is not a horrormovie. Viewers going into the film with that notion will bedisappointed. Again, this is a weird and graphic film and not for thosewho are easily (or even not so easily) disturbed. It has a questionablemessage and is weird in ways one may have never considered. It thoughtis was inventive and strange and I enjoyed the unexpected trip.
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The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients.
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The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called 'freakish' clients.
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Reviewed byrterenziniVote: 7/10/10
One of the most original horror films of recent years American Mary isa darkly comic gore- fest about revenge and back-street bodymodification.
Mary (Katherine Isabelle) is a promising and dedicated medical studentwho, like all students at one point or another in their studies, fallsfoul of financial difficulty. Lured into the world of body modificationby the handsome prices offered by weirdos with a desire to makethemselves more unique, Mary finds a way to continue her studies whilstearning some pretty good money. Wrongly assumed to have become aprostitute by her creepy professor she is invited to a sleazy surgeonsparty unaware that he has ulterior motives that make her new foundprofession start to take over her life.
American Mary is one of few horror films that's focus is on the femalecharacter's strength. Mary goes from being a hardworking model studentto a psychotic body modification surgeon in a seedy strip club whereshe originally auditioned to work. The transformation from quietstudent to headstrong surgical dominatrix after being violated is bothempowering and contradictory of the traditional representation of womenin horror. Katherine Isabelle is as charismatic as she is beautiful andshe completely owns the character. She maintains an air of mysterywhich makes you constantly question her intentions towards the peopleshe meets and her performance will keep you on your toes.
Darkly comedic and completely twisted American Mary is one damn goodreason for women in the media to be more prevalent in the horror genre;there's no fluff in this film, no cliché crap and very littlepredictability. It has no eye-roll moments of exploitation andIsabelle's performance is empowering for women as well as easy on theeye for the men; a good balance that excludes neither gender from theaudience like so many horror films do. The Soska sisters show theirlove for the horror genre and its brutality but also its more sexy side(which is weird considering all the blood, but there we go!) andAmerican Mary is clearly a labour of love and not just some uncared forcliché torture porn that's been churned out as a money maker. Thesettings are seedy and dark and the sleazy underbelly of society iswell portrayed but in an almost desirable fashion that enables us tosee how easy it is for Mary to get sucked in to this world where moneycomes easily if you're willing to leave your comfort zone.
If you can ignore the occasionally questionable performances AmericanMary is an all round brilliant horror film that sucks you in to thisbrutal, seedy, sexy universe for 100 minutes and refuses to let yourattention slip. What happens to Mary's professor is as genius as it isdisturbing, but you will have to watch to find out for yourself.
American Mary is a sleek and sexy film that is unpredictable and fairlyunique. The story is dark, daring and entertaining, and solidproduction gives it clean and smooth look. It's body modification themeis edgy yet tasteful, and at times quite thought provoking. KatherineIsobelle plays the lead brilliantly; cold and brutal, but at the sametime, empowering and elegant.
As for Faults, well, American Mary is a great film, but it peakstwo-thirds of the way in, and by comparison it's ending feels a littletimid and noncommittal.
Now, this is a bit over critical on my part, and it's only a minorflaw, but one that stands out as there are so few in the film. It's thecameo from the Soska sisters, I get it, I do, If I made a horror film,I'd want to be in it too, but this just wasn't the parts for them.Although I suspect they probably wrote it with themselves in mind. It'sonly a short scene but one with so much potential. The Soska sistersplay big characters in a scene that could have been wonderfullyunsettling, but instead its a bit flat and clumsy. The girls justdidn't have the physical presence or screen confidence required to fillout the roles.
American Mary would have been excellent if it wasn't hindered by a fewminor flaws and a weak ending. Overall, a delicate, but by no meanstame, addition to the torture porn sub-genre. This film could easilybecome a horror cult classic, and deservingly so. I will be interestedto see what the Soska sisters do next.