Sabrina (1995)

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Sabrina: Directed by Sydney Pollack. With Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand. An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

“Grieving the loss of her mother Amanda Cartwright (Malin Akerman), a one-time horror scream queen, young girl Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga) is thrown into the film that made her mother famous, the 80u0026#39;s slasher flick, u0026quot;Camp Bloodbathu0026quot;. Very a-kin to u0026quot;Friday the 13thu0026quot;, a slasher/serial kill is on the loose murdering the kids. Billy Murphy (Daniel Norris) was teased to death by the camp mates and wants his bloody revenge. Max and her friends (Alia Shawkat, Alexander Ludwig, Thomas Middleditch and Nina Dobrev) must work with the camp mates to try and survive.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI was dubious about this film when I read the summary. Not only was it littered with u0026#39;kidsu0026#39;, it was also on a cable channel which is not known for quality films. I watched it all the same and was pleasantly surprised at it. It is a weird re-hash, parody, and homage all in one. It was like u0026quot;Screamu0026quot; (1996) the way it knew itu0026#39;s content, crossed with u0026quot;The Last Action Herou0026quot; (1993) the way it poked fun at itself, and u0026quot;Cabin in the Woodsu0026quot; (2011) the way it developed – but just a little cuter, colourful and fluffier. It does not take itself too seriously, nor the genre that it is working with, nor the era that the u0026#39;originalu0026#39; movie was set in. There are times where it is cheesy and camp, there are times where it looks cheap – but all in all it works. Plenty of clichés and standard slasher tropes but used well to get the plot across rather than thrown in just to use them. I would not necessarily say that this film is scary, more an adventure film set in a horror film. I imagine itu0026#39;s kind of like what would happen if the current MTV generation took a virtual tour of an 80u0026#39;s slasher/horror film. There is nothing too offensive, plenty of suggestion rather than action, a little bit of bad language, very mild drink and drugs use, nudity and some violence and gore (but used as much in comedy as in horror).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhile this film was pleasantly surprising and nice, itu0026#39;s the kind of film I could most of the family in front of, whereas, personally, I prefer the kind of films you canu0026#39;t safely put family members in front of for fear of offending them. Give me u0026quot;Friday the 13thu0026quot; (1980), u0026quot;The Burningu0026quot; (1981), u0026quot;Sleepaway Campu0026quot; (1983), or even u0026quot;Cheerleader Campu0026quot; (1988). But still, this was a lighthearted way to reminisce, it was fun, and at 91 mins it was easy to sit through. Released in 2015 with a relatively low budget of $4.5 million, I am sure you will catch this film repeated on cable channels in the future, so I say, why not give it a go.n7 /10”


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