Friday, September 12, 2008

Kidnapped Coed

The most recent Weird Wednesday movie (NSFW, by the way, so click at yer own risk) at the Alamo Drafthouse was, as you may have guessed, "Kidnapped Coed."

Surprisingly, the movie was much better than the title (or the single review on IMDB) had led me to believe.

Also known as "Date with a Kidnapper," the movie follows a young, presumably wealthy woman who is kidnapped for ransom . . . and then things go horribly awry! The film alternates between long, slow shots and fast(ish)-paced action scenes. Honestly, the whole thing should be alternately boring and confusing, but the movie was actually very visually entertaining.

And, of course, randomly hilarious. A few times, the humor was intentional: the rest of the time, it's more of a good old-fashioned this-is-supposed-to-be-serious-but-oh-man laughter.

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