DVD Wages of Sin

DVD Wages of Sin
DVD Wages of Sin

Rating: 1.7
Genres: Drama
Director: Doug Burch
Writers: Sam Ingraffia
Stars: Katharine Everett, Lauren Martin, Travis Quentin Young
1964. A small town. A kidnapping. A simple plan… just like in the movies. But real life isn’t simple. Somebody always gets hurt.
Country: USA
Release Date: 18 April 2011 (USA)
Box Office
Budget: $100,000 (estimated)

1 Comment

  1. This is a simple story on the surface. Two young people kidnap a young woman for ransom, but can't get the money as quickly as they had hoped. But with this simple premise a whole world of conflict and tension is created.

    I was sucked in by the style and tone of the movie which reminded my of Terrance Malick's BADLANDS, in its sparse vision and the Coen brothers' BLOOD SIMPLE with its quirky dark humor. And the ending caught me completely off guard.

    Although there are only three actors in the cast, they were able to hold my interest and keep me guessing as to what was going to happen next. None of the actors are household names, but should be on everyones radar for the future.

    The "look" of the film is also very effective. The creative lighting, use of shadows and an overall claustrophobic feel help add to the atmosphere of the movie. The Cinematographer, Michael Franks, should be congratulated for this achievement.

    This film does what so many studio movies try to achieve – create believable characters and a compelling story, but this movie does it on a limited budget, with lots of style.

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