What goes on inside of that building, so close to "everyday life" is even creepier. The real-life statistic that flash onscreen before the movie begins makes it even more so.
Sweet Home is the story of the tenants of an old, creepy apartment building in Spain, who are forcibly evicted from their homes by hooded men, so that the landlord can sell the property. And by evicted, we mean brutally murdered, cut into pieces, dissolved away with liquid nitrogen, smashed to pieces with a hammer, and then presumably chucked in a dumpster somewhere around the way.
|AT LEAST THEY WRAP THEM UP ALL NICE AND NEAT BEFORE THEY DISPOSE OF THEIR CORPSES.|
|"HAPPY LAST BIRTHDAY EVER!"|
Attempted survival ensues.
|EVICTION AIN'T EASY.|
If nothing else. Sweet Home is engaging.
|SCREAM LOUDER, NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU.|
- Bad Guys almost gone and out of our heros' way? Time for a cell phone to ring.
- Sneaking around for you life, while killers are searching for you? Rattle a heavily-chained door and scream at it.
- No one hears a heavily-chained door being shaken by a screaming woman in an empty building. It's almost like the the masked men were so inept at their thug jobs, that after a little while, they didn't seem like much of a threat anymore. Of course then "The Liquidator" shows up, and he takes care of business. Maybe they should have just went with him from the beginning. At least he was creepy.
- And I'm still not sure what was with that elevator scene. Weren't they on the first floor? Were there NO windows to get out of?
- And why not just climb out of the window to the ground below? They climbed everywhere else.
Some of these issues may come down to cultural differences, as I've come to understand that buildings like these, and the forced evictions, are a fairly common practice in Spain, so our lack of understanding certain nuances of Spanish culture may be why they took us out of the movie a bit. But they did.
|THE "PARTY" BAG.|
|WELL, MAYBE NEXT TIME YOU COULD... OH WAIT, THERE WON'T BE A NEXT TIME, WILL THERE?|
Sweet Home is available now on Region B/2 Blu-ray. *No word yet on when it will hit other regions, so make sure you have a Region Free Blu-ray Player if you're looking to order this one.
Ingrid Garcia Jonsson would make any home sweeter.