Title: Wild Girl Waltz

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Year: 2012

Genre: Independent / Comedy

Language: English

Runtime: 82 min

Director: Mark Lewis

Writer: Mark Lewis

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375232/

After being struck by bad luck, Angie and her brother's girlfriend Tara decide to take a pill each and take a rain check on reality for a day. Unfortunately for Angie's brother, he has to take care of them while they're enjoying their rush, going around town.

Our thoughts:
Looks aren't everything. I mean of the actual covers. Anyone who has been buying/renting horror movies for a number of years will know that a great cover often means shitty movie. It's just how it is! But when "Wild Girl Waltz" arrived and I saw the cover, I was pretty sure I was in for a shitty independent bore. No disrespecting the filmmakers, I just doubt a lot of time was spent on the cover. When it came to the movie itself, I was in for quite a treat - to my great surprise.

It's another one of those "a day in the life" movies, which I think is a fun concept. There's just a certain character development when you're following them during a short period of time (much like when it's all taking place in one small space). Independent film has been doing this kind for a while, it's hardly anything new, but I really feel "Wild Girl Waltz" had something to add. The story is essentially that two girls take some pills after one of them had a bad morning. The girls are Angie and Tara. Tara's boyfriend is Angie's brother, and he (Brian) is left to take care of these two party girls (very nerdy, silly party girls with "party" in quotation marks). Their day is spent just having fun, escaping everything for a while. Though Brian seems to hate it, he's actually having quite a good time.

Not as peculiar as something like "Clerks", this one requires you to watch it for a while before there is anything that stands out about it. A few minutes in I still expected it to be a boring indie comedy that would be very light on the comedy (simply due to a difference in taste). But I kept on watching it, and after a while I really liked the characters and especially the actors behind them. They are really the single thing that lifts the movie, other than the writing probably. The directing isn't bad, but it's just a very stale movie in many ways. And maybe intentionally so, to bring out some realism. The actors play their parts really well. So well that it was cringe-worthy at times to see them being silly. We all know how goofy people are in real life among their friends, right? It was refreshing to watch a movie where the characters actually are THAT silly, and the actors don't give a shit how stupid they seem.

The comedy is hit or miss, but I did find many scenes to be genuinely funny. Those that weren't usually worked in other ways. I didn't expect much from the movie, which might contribute to how enjoyable it was for me. It was a really nice movie. Nothing dark about it, the use of drugs isn't glorifying but it's still taken lightly, the comedy is sincere and the actors bring it out perfectly. It's not gonna be for everyone, but perhaps those who have no idea what it is will enjoy it the most. Quirky, simple entertainment that also brings out some everyday concerns.

Positive things:
- Actors who dare to be silly, and do it in a realistic way.
- Has some actually funny moments.
- The cover I got was not very good, but at least it lowered expectations!
- Not much of a story. It's intentional, but you do wonder at times.
Negative things:
- Some bland filtering/coloring/editing at times.

Gore: 0/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 2/5
Effects: 0/5
Comedy: 3.5/5

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