Indie Gems: Spring
You know, when you said condition...
Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) has recently lost both parents. Lost in life, he takes a trip to Italy which mainly consists of him getting drunk and wandering around until he lands a job working on a farm. Then he meets Louise, (Nadia Hilker) a foreign student studying there. They began a relationship, but Louise has a mysterious condition that causes her to change form unless she takes her injections.
The horror/romance genre is a tricky one. This might be one of the weirdest movies I've seen in a long time, but it certainly kept my attention throughout. The film gets off to a terribly slow start. So slow in fact that I assumed the film was going to be awful until he finally meets Louise and things start rolling. The beginning is swiftly made up. What I appreciated about this film is how they tried to explain the "science" behind Louise's transformations. It's so easy for horror films to explain a monster's origins in a single sentence, but here they kept elaborating and that was a welcomed change.
The leads have a lot of chemistry, Lou Taylor Pucci has been giving great performances in the indie world for years, it's nice to see him play a fairly unlikable character for once. I'm not sure if this is a film I'd rush out to see again, but I'm glad to have seen it.
Watched on: Netflix DVD
Memorable Quote: "I feel like a grown man who misses his parents." - Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci)