Written by Alexandre Aja & Grégory Levasseur
Directed by Alexandre Aja
Marie...Cécile De France
Alex...Maïwenn Le Besco
La Tueur (The Killer)...Philippe Nahon
College girls Marie and Alex head to Alex's family's country home for a little uninterrupted study time. It's interrupted almost right off the bat, though, when a lunatic auto mechanic breaks into the house and kills everyone except for Alex (whom he ties up and takes in his truck) and Marie (whom he never even finds).
Marie, desperate to save her friend (and secret lesbian crush), pursues him, first by stowing away in the back of his truck and later by chasing him down in a soiled up muscle car.
This movie has everything a guy could want: lesbians, masturbation, lots of gruesome kills, copious bloodshed, tension (of the high variety, apparently), suspense, action, car chases...and boobs.
The killer is quite menacing in a psychotic blue collar sort of way, not talking much but grunting and snorting a lot, occasionally chuckling dementedly. Marie is a fine heroine, pixie-like but strong and capable, like a slasher version of Sigourney Weaver's Ripley. For the most part, we don't have the time to get to know the victims, so we don't care much when they're killed. All that we care about is whether or not Marie can successfully save Alex...and whether or not they'll kiss at the end.
Truth be told, the first time I saw this movie, I fucking loved it...right up until the forced "twist" ending that pretty much ruined everything that had come before it.
(***FAKE SPOILER ALERT: Bruce Willis is really a ghost!***)
Re-watching it proves problematic with the knowledge that you didn't have the first time around. You more easily notice the gaping plot holes and utter impossibilities, and it's exceedingly difficult to lose yourself in the movie.
I can suspend disbelief without problem. But I can not suspend logic.
French (English dubbed)
"I won't let anyone come between us anymore."