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About the Movie
Crystal and her boyfriend Leo go on a tense and mysterious road trip. As the couple travels up the Gulf Coast, disturbing details of their excursion gradually emerge, revealing Crystal's sinister past and the couple's troubling future.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 16
- Fresh: 15
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Unspools like a Francoise Sagan novel: purposefully, enigmatically and with a raw emotional purity that makes its volatile central couple appear even more defenseless than they really are.
Fresh: This unconventional, unsettling couple-on-the-run tale works best as an exercise in ambiguous atmosphere.
Fresh: Although the film may not always be as aesthetically involving as better-budgeted productions, the performances are really the point, so by keeping focused on her actors Seimetz succeeds in making it all work.
Fresh: Captures the wildly flailing energy and exhausted torpor of grinding frustration as well as the flickering grace of stifled dreams.
Where the sun don't shine
Based on buzz, I checked this out thinking it would be a unique horror experience, but honestly, it's not much of a story. "SDS" shows promise that the director Amy Seimetz could make a better film than this one actually is. The Florida atmosphere is ever present and I appreciate the amount of work that went into the editing and sound editing but it's mostly artifice pasted over a less than enthralling coverup of a crime so a guy can be with a girl. The final half hour becomes Blanche Dubois-laughable when it's not supposed to be, and rather predictable.
A better version of this kind of femme-horror film would be "Green", by another up-and-coming actress/director, Sophia Takal who co-starred with Kate Lyn Sheil in V/H/S. People would be better off seeing that film, complete in its own right.
Sun Don't Shine
The acting is what makes this film. The actress who portrays Crystal does a masterful job of bringing to life a disturbed, unlikable, manipulative character. The actor who plays her boyfriend does a believable job as the desperate, manipulated pawn in Crystal's game.
Great, great film.
Got to see this a while back thanks to a festival run and it was incredible. Moody, atmospheric, haunting in all the right ways with a great cast and some beautiful Florida scenery.