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About the Movie
Allie leads an unfocused life with no job and a lame boyfriend. So it's no surprise when she hops on an RV full of karate rockers headed to Texas after she is attacked on the streets of New York. Seeming to improve as she settles into the slower pace of Austin, her fears continue to haunt her. She quickly falls into Texas gun culture as a means to feel safe. She walks the fine line between reasonable self-preservation and paranoid withdrawal. Can she maintain healthy relationships, or will the weapons she uses to protect herself cause her problems worse than the ones she was fleeing?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 8
- Fresh: 6
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 4.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Loves Her Gun" is one of the most soothing examinations of fear you're ever likely to see.
Fresh: Arrives at a destination that may strike some as too pat, but getting there is nonetheless consistently interesting.
Fresh: Marslett has a real feeling for this place and these people ...
A subtle but powerful look at fear.
"Loves Her Gun" is a look at fear and how we deal with it, something we just don't see often enough of in the movies. Take the victimized girl out of violent New York, drop her in a gun culture like Texas, and just watch how her outlook shifts. Allie, the victim of a violent attack in Brooklyn, impulsively heads out to Austin with some (very) new friends. Once there, she she finds herself embracing new ideas about how we can protect (or isolate) ourselves with weapons. The outcome is open to debate (everything's subjective, after all). But the journey there is one I highly recommend.
Potent Examination of Fear (with a gun)
Geoff Marslett’s LOVES HER GUN approaches its leading character with a deceptively casual tone. But as we follow her from Brooklyn to Austin he gently begins to construct a tighter construction that evolves into a realistic depiction of a fear, trauma and the painfully misguided ways we attempt to deal with all three. By the time the credits roll I realized that I just watched one of the most realistic portrait of not only the culture of fear fear and threat of violence within which women have to navigate — but also an all too realistic way we often fall prey to a sort of "societal knee-jerk reaction” to self-defense concepts rather than the true core challenges a victim faces. This is a surprising and haunting adult film.