Thursday, November 13, 2014

Curdled (1996)

Director: Reb Braddock

Writers: Reb Braddock, John Maass

Composers: Joseph Julian Gonzalez, Tulio Zuloaga

Starring: Angela Jones, William Baldwin, Bruce Ramsay, Lois Chiles, Barry Corbin, Mel Gorham, Daisy Fuentes, Carmen Lopez, Vivienne Sendaydiego, Caridad Ravelo, Sandra Thigpen, Kelly Preston, Lupita Ferrer

More info: IMDb

Tagline: After the killer kills, after the living are dead, somebody has to clean up the mess.

Plot: Gabriella, a Colombian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with a post-murder cleaning service and during a Blue-Blood clean-up job, discovers evidence that police have overlooked.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

Nice!  Remember the taxi driver, Esmarelda, from PULP FICTION (1994)?  Yeah?  Well that's Angela Jones and she's the star of this really fun and oddball black comedy and she's wonderful.  Why does she have so few film gigs?  William Baldwin is OK as the serial killer but he doesn't hurt the picture all that much. Jones is so good she overpowers his detraction.  The score and songs are outstanding.  I just bought the soundtrack.  Everything about this movie is fun from the casting choices to the score/songs to the story and direction.  The one thing that i wasn't 100% on was the drawn out confrontation between Jones and Baldwin.  The picture had such momentum up until then that it felt like it was too much of a breather.  I appreciated the ending but it really threw off the excellent pacing.  I'll definitely watch it again.

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