The Loved Ones
Sub-Genre: Bad Romance, Torture Porn.
Read our full review HERE.
This nasty little Australian gem is one of the most compelling films of the 2000's for us not just because it's so stark and sinister in its brutality, but because it delivers an equal amount of heart via the performance of its lead actress, Robin McLeavy. Yes, her Princess Lola is crazier than a shithouse rat, and none of the horrific things that she does to poor Brent are meant to evoke much sympathy from us, but she did it for love, man. And somehow, amidst all of its crazy, gory, horrible torture, this film makes us feel for her.
The fact that it's sitting at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes means that The Loved Ones struck a similar chord with many movie critics around the world. This is a must see for any fans of twisted love stories.
See you tomorrow with #27!