The Loved Ones (2009)

The Loved Ones (2009)

2009 R 84 Minutes


Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where s...

Overall Rating

6 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • The Loved Ones...ummm...what the actual flip!? Never ever ever ever say no to prom date. Just don't, that is my advice to you all. If you do say no...well you might get kidnapped, injected with some blue liquid that prevents you from talking, skull getting drilled in, feet getting nailed...and sucking on a crazy girl's finger whilst she continuously asks "is it finger licking good!?". Whaaaaaaaat the actual heck. I have NEVER been so uncomfortable watching a film in my life (and this was my second viewing). I constantly kept saying "sure, it can't get any more weird right?"...well I was wrong, multiple times. This...this girl is absolutely insane. The very definition of a psychopath. I can only assume a lonely childhood with a hint of an incestual relationship with "daddy" is to blame here. Also, I don't think listening to "Am I Not Pretty Enough" is helping her...just saying. Our protagonist played by Xavier Samuel had a rough night. There's no two ways about it, and I thought he actually gave a good performance. The gore is present but it's actually the sounds of screaming and bone crunching that truly terrifies me. My problem with the film, is the tonal inconsistencies. Is it meant to be a horror or a black comedy? I don't know, it's not clear. Whilst Xavier Samuel is having a blast with stalker psychopath, his friend is at prom with your typical "rock chick" who likes smoking pot and banging her head to screamo music. A lot of humorous scenes, but it felt too different with what was happening elsewhere and for me didn't work. In addition, the plot gets slightly stupid as the film goes on. The beginning was great, there's a melancholic atmosphere...but then it goes into the realm of unbelievability. It's a ridiculous little gem of a film, well shot and gory...but my overall feel is slightly mixed. If you like gory films, give it a try!