Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mini's first time

My sister was out on a trip last nite and I had the living room television all to myself. Great! I took the opportunity to make it one of those fun nights, when I can enjoy a late night movie, all alone. I love nightly solitude . I was in a darkish mood, and I wanted to savour it with a dark atmospheric thriller. Too bad, there was no chocolate icecream ( or grape
juice.......or red wine ) to add to my pleasure.

Well, after surfing through all the western movie channels, the final choice had to be made between "Mini's first time" and"Hidden" ( Originally titled "Oculto"), a spanish flick. The former won coz it was airing at an earlier hour.So, I settled for a 'dark comedy' rather than a real thriller.

My choice, wasnt bad. Hmm.. but from the first scene itself, there was a sense of deja vu...teenage sex-bombs as reckless femme fatales, LA mansions, dysfunctional families, whorish moms... we have seen it all, havent we? I kept feeling that I was watching some sequel of Wild things. Right from the beginning, I knew the guilty party is going drive away scot-free, and
guess what, I was right. Its a formula flick guys. But, a formula that I often enjoy.

Did I mention the plot? Here it is.
"Desperate to be free from her drunken, unloving mother Diane, the beautiful, scheming young Mini seduces her stepfather Martin and soon convinces him to join her in a sadistic scheme to have Diane declared insane. But their conspiracy soon escalates to murder and when John Garson, a young detective starts investigating, Martin and Mini begin to turn on each

I was amused to the see the contrasting reviews of this movie on Imdb. Half of the people loved it, and other half puked over
it. I think both the kinds took it more seriously than it deserves.

I think the title of misused. Mini's philosophy of life is that one should always look for new experiences, and she loves doing things for the "very first time!!" what fun! But I hardly saw her doing that. Basically, its just a convenient excuse, to explain WHY our rich and spoiled Mini would be choose to become an escort. I liked the confidence of the lead character. Shes really smart and seems to enjoy her life. Shes bold, brash and sexy, but the predictability of the movie, doesnt let her go above that. This is where I was disappointed with the movie. With all those high-profile actors and gloss, i wish, they had tried to give a real twist and twang to the story/formula, rather than showing the same rountine.

Btw, The lead actress, Nikki Reed, looked so much like Shakira. But body-wise, shes not close to the bellydancing pop star.But shes hot alrite, I think she was fine for the role. She somehow looks refreshingly different from other actresses, and shes hot in a healthy n real way. No bones or boob-job. Good.

Having said all this, I still found it entertaining. Well, maybe I should mention that "Poison Ivy" is one of my favourite films, and that one made me a Drew fan for life. But that was 1992, and the Drew movie was classy and...truly sexy. This is 2010, and wild things have become so common. Mini is passable entertainment :)

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