The Drudgeon reviews Ludlow

Ludlow 66 min., 2010
Written by Stacie Ponder
Directed by Stacie Ponder
Language: English
My rating: ★★

Too long for its own good.

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The movie begins with Krista (Shannon Lark) driving, then pulling over and throwing up.  She then arrives at a motel and calls her sister Maddy (Elissa Dowling) and tells her that she finally left him (her boyfriend Steve [Ned Christensen]). Time passes and she starts to see things. She then starts to take some pills and drink. She drinks some more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more, the bottle magically refills, and she drinks some more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more, and then the movie ends.

Now the acting is okay, nothing great, but definitely tolerable. Shannon Lark can be really great and believable and then flip to the other side of the coin and be completely shitty. The fact that she is really the only character and the main force behind the movie, her acting really pushes you from one side to the other and there is no true balance, hindering the movie.

The effects are another thing that is either great or complete crap. The bruises are very nicely done, but the giant dinosaur herbivore teeth that are supposed to be hers are just terrible. Now I understand budget and how it takes a toll on effects, but some things are just too bad to let go.

The main problem is with the length. If the movie ended after about a half an hour, it would have been great. But it just keeps on going, with about ten different endings. With all but two being completely terrible. If you end up getting your hands on a copy of this, you should just watch up until she finds herself, and stop there. That would be the best “ending” to the movie.

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