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The modern-day story focuses on two beautiful young vampires who are living the good nightlife in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality.
|Studio :||Lucky Monkey Pictures, Red Hour Films,|
|Crew :||Camera Operator, Editor,|
|Cast :||Gael García Bernal Alicia Silverstone Richard Lewis Zak Orth Scott Thomson|
|Genre :||Horror Comedy Romance|
Good movie but grossly overrated
A waste of 90 minutes of my life
One of the most extraordinary films you will see this year. Take that as you want.
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
Essentially, all through the movie, fun is being made of the "vampire movement", but, not in a spoof kind of way. That is, there are no explicit spoofs of "Twilight", "Underworld" or any other vampire movie or show. This is, of course, good, as the "movement" is so silly and worthy of reproach.In all that, some things work, while others don't. Of those that do work, a few are _great_ - for example, the one at the dinner with the Van Helsings. But, just a few.The other problem is that with all that trying, there's no real reproach of the "vamp movement", which is a lost opportunity. Also, there's no real story here, it's mostly a bunch of sketches.Krysten Ritter is playing a role that is great fit for her acting skills, Alicia Silverstone, not so much, but, is well cast as a middle- aged woman (turned-vampire) who used to be hot. Sigourney Weaver is a misfire, her playing the "crazy, horny, vampire boss" should have worked, but it didn't: by the end, when she's being beheaded, you're neither happy nor sad it has come to that.It is worth to watch the whole thing (except maybe the very end) to get those few great jokes that only work in this context, but, don't expect anything more.
Maybe you've overdosed on the undead - vampires, zombies, cyborgs, Young Republicans, and you've sworn off any more such movies. Make an exception for this.VAMPS is a charming comedy about two sweet girls in NYC who just happen to be nosferatu. Goody (Alicia Silverstone) was made a vampire in 1842, and Stacy (Krysten Ritter) in 1992, but because vampires don't age they both look to be in their mid-twenties (and Goody has fibbed about her true age to Stacy). It turns out that both of them were turned into vampires by, and are thus under the thrall of, Cisserus (Sigourney Weaver), a mean and self-centered psychotic vampire. But Goody and Stacy are not like her; for one thing, they have never attacked a human but have survived entirely on vermin - in fact, they support themselves with night jobs as rat exterminators, which provides them with sufficient sustenance, and then the twittering of birds warns them of the coming dawn in time for them to rush back to their apartments and their coffins.Goody and Stacy belong to a support group of vampires who have sworn off human blood. Even Vlad Tepish (Malcolm McDowell) is a member. Vampires cannot be seen in mirrors, or in photographs or television; a great frustration to Goody, who ceased to live before photography and who hasn't seen her reflection in 170 years. Goody is also baffled by the modern preoccupation with wireless communications. They have some non- vampire friends, and both girls have accumulated hundreds of credits at night-school - their only difficulty is that the graduation ceremonies are always in daytime.Stacy meets a nice boy in class - Joey ... van Helsing (Dan Stevens). His dad is Dr. van Helsing (Wallace Shawn), the famous vampire hunter, who thinks Stacy is a tad too pale. Stacy is able to charm (literally) Joey's mom (Kristen Johnston) but the Doctor is a tougher challenge. However, real romance blossoms with Joey. In the meantime, Goody encounters an old boyfriend (Richard Lewis) - and, yes, old. He's aged, she hasn't. He's keeping vigil over his dying wife, but there's still a spark between Goody and old flame Danny. In the meantime, there's a crisis in the local vampire ranks: Suddenly the government wants lots of the local vampires to show up for IRS audits, immigration updates, jury duty, etc., in the middle of the day. And at the same time a different and very personal crisis for Stacy and Goody.This is, in fact, a lovely and sweet movie. A little too gruesome and perhaps too adult for children, but not the sort of thing to cause nightmares. Goody may be undead but she made my heart beat faster and I honestly wouldn't mind if she gave me a hickey.
During this era of well rated movies like Ted, this one might not be worth everyone's while. But there is a catch. IT JUST MIGHT BE. I have seen tons of movies which are rated stupidly low on IMDb but movies in itself are so SO much better.Why i chose to watch this? Well ... THREE reasons.1. Krysten Ritter -- It was the movie "Shes out of my League" where i noticed her not-so-special role. She's got good looks and can act well. Plus, for the role ... she was really well suited.2. Alicia Silverstone -- She can act, i tell you that. And i can bet you that she will be the only one you'll love watching every minute. Anyone remember a former "Bat Girl" from "Batman & Robin"? Hm?3. Movie's Idea -- "Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities." Not exactly how the movie put it, but it was close.I liked how they mixed a little bit of "Ancient Times" in it. Above all, those scenes were presented very well. The movie is supposed to be Comedy. While this may not be as Comedic as Ted, its still very enjoyable and fun to watch.It was VERY enjoyable. Plus, it has a likable ending, exactly the kind I like. Happy Endings.The Song "This Road is Long" by The Lost Patrol... it was so Lovely. This movie made me a HUGE fan of this American band "The Lost Patrol". Follow them here: soundcloud.com/the-lost-patrolTheir songs "Lost at Sea", "Homecoming", "I am onto you" and especially "Little Girl" are wonderful and have been my favorite for quite some time.
Turned into a vampire sometime in the 19th Century, "Goody" (Alicia Silverstone) has seen the world change all around her. Since she doesn't age she finds it difficult to maintain relationships with those who do. As a result she becomes very lonely. However, sometime in the 1980's the vampire who sired her, "Cisserus" (Sigourney Weaver) also sires another vampire named "Stacy" (Krysten Ritter). Soon Goody and Stacy become the best of friends due in large part to their mutual interests. But that's not all—both Goody and Stacy only consume blood from rodents and attend regular meetings similar to "Alcoholics Anonymous" in order to abstain from drinking the blood of humans. As it so happens, one of the regulars at these meetings is another vampire by the name of "Vlad Tepish" (Malcolm McDowell) who was once the infamous "Vlad the Impaler" but has now taken up knitting. At any rate, rather than detail the entire story and possibly ruin the movie for those who haven't seen it I will just say that this is one of those films that is essentially "hit or miss". It had some good parts but all too often the humor fell flat and the movie failed to maintain any consistency. Alicia Silverstone and Malcolm McDowell did okay but quite frankly this wasn't a good role for either of them. The direction was clumsy, the dialogue was weak and the humor lacked originality. In short, this wasn't a good movie and I rate it as below average.