Savagely Grace

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I’m a big fan of true crime stuff, I don’t know what this makes me but Manly Man is pretty sure I will snap one day. I choose to believe that those of us interested in this stuff are the least harmful, which means you who doesn’t like it is probably a serial killer, I’m just sayin.

So I had been wanting to read this book but then the other day while trying to find a free movie on On Demand to watch I found the movie Savage Grace. I wasn’t sure if I should even bother reviewing it but I want to try to do one movie review a week so here you go.

The Basics: This movie is based on a true story about a woman (played by Julianne Moore) who has an incestuous affair with her son (played by Eddie Redmayne) to try to un-gay him and then he ends up killing her. Yeah, it doesn’t make sense to me either :dunno:

The Good: It’s disturbing and an interesting story. The cinemtagoraphy was suprisingly stunning. As always, Julianne Moore is great but that is about it.

The Bad: I think this movie was trying to be a bit too artsy which made it tough to understand what was going on or really the plot wasn’t defined well enough. I didn’t like the guy who played the son, he was a good actor but he was awkward to watch. Also, I looked up information about the actual story and the entire story is not really documented. Nobody knows for sure if she really had an affair with her son but her son actually went crazy, which would probably make sense if it were true. He ended up in a mental institution after killing his mother and when he was released to his grandmother he tried to kill her too. I think the story is interesting though and maybe the movie will be remade someday.

4 Comments

  1. Hannah

    April 21, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I love darker themed movies/books too. That is crazy that Savage Grace is based on a true story. No wonder that kid went nuts!

    1. Robin

      April 24, 2009 at 9:05 am

      Yeah I don’t blame him at all.

  2. Shelli

    April 21, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I didn’t know you had a new blog! I’m out of the loop.

    I’m a true crime lover, too. Means I’m not a serial killer, I guess.

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