Sunday, February 12, 2012

Short: Beautiful As You Are (2009)

A hopeless romantic that is obsessed with sappy television commercials finds his new love floating down river face first, and brings her home to star in his own twisted version of televised romance. Doug Mallette weaves together themes of necrophilia and body horror in a sick little short that is filled with morbid humor. He toys with the notions of idealized romance and disillusionment that are brought on by the warming glow of television's false reality. The "perfect date" that is put on by our TV-addled lead is sad, funny, disgusting, and ultimately unnerving. Those tuning in to BEAUTIFUL AS YOU ARE cannot leave without having been affected in some way.

Rating: 7/10.

Movies like BEAUTIFUL AS YOU ARE:
LIVING DOLL, NEKROMANTIK, VIDEODROME, BEYOND THE DARKNESS.

1 comment:

  1. Cool review.....this one is now added to my list!! Sounds like the perfect Valentines Day movie....well, for me at least!

    Cheers!

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