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Plush DVD Review

Plush DVD

“Plush” is mush.

The story: After a rock star’s (Hayley) brother/bandmate (Jack) tragically dies from a drug overdose, Hayley struggles to move on with her life and career. Luckily, Hayley finds some inspiration via the new replacement guitarist/fan (Enzo). Despite the fact that Hayley already has a husband and children, she becomes rather attached to Enzo. Unfortunately, Enzo soon begins to worm his way into her life and homelife which begins to weird Hayley. It soon becomes apparent that the shady Enzo has his own creepy agenda, but what exactly does he want?

After director Catherine Hardwicke burst onto the scene with the underrated “Thirteen,” her filmography has been underwhelming to say the least. Granted, she scored a major hit with the first “Twilight” film, but, let’s face it, the movie is only watchable with RiffTrax. Now, she has unfortunately resorted to forgettable direct-to-DVD fare with her most recent film, an erotic thriller titled “Plush.”

Despite having a rather talented young cast comprised of Emily Browning, Cam Gigandet, Thomas Dekker, and Xavier Samuel (who gives the film’s best performance), “Plush” is an uninspired tale of a friend/lover becoming the enemy. Sure, there’s a somewhat surprising “twist ending,” but you likely will be burnt out on the film by the time that rolls around.

The main problem with “Plush” is that the entirety of the film is a big old mess. The narration speeds through the exposition in a clumsy fashion, the film races from scene to scene without letting anything breathe, the music is laughable and would never be a “hit,” and the stalker plot isn’t as chilling as it could be. Basically, “Plush” is a missed opportunity from start to finish.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1. How does it look? The cinematography is lousy, but the transfer is as good as it can be.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1 music dialogue sound fine

Extras include 6 Millennium Entertainment trailers, 2 “Plush” teaser trailers, a “Half Of Me” remix video and an “Enzo Unleashed” music video.

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May 9, 2015 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , ,

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