American Mary (2012)

Score: 7/10

Length: 103

Language: English

Categories: 2000s, recent, murder, girly, recommended

The only things I didn’t really like about this CANADIAN movie are the title (nothing really overly American about her) and the unnecessary over sexualization of Miss Mary, such as the club owner’s lengthy fantasy scenes. I also, of course, could have done without the rape which captured the entire event start to finish, but luckily there’s some very satisfying (while cringe-worthy) revenge scenes. Otherwise, this movie (written and directed by females) about a med student gone wrong is actually pretty creative and well done. A strange mix of Hard Candy, Nip/Tuck, and the Caterpillar short from Rampo Noir.  Katherine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) is gorgeous in playing both the innocent and the bad-ass sides of Mary, although anyone who enjoys stitching dead chickens isn’t so angelic. Every character was interesting in their own way, but the body-mod “freaks” were absolutely fantastic. Who wants to live their life without seeing a real-life Betty Boob and a human barbie with no nipples and a vagina that’s sewn shut??

*edit: I accidentally wrote Betty Boob, but I’m not changing it.

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