Monday, March 7, 2011
Directed By: Steve Balderson
Today we got a movie from Ariztical Entertainment called, Stuck!. This movie isn't to be confused with another movie from around 2007 of the same name without the "!" in the title of it. None the less, we got hot chicks in jail, YES!!!..Well, maybe not a YES as the girls in questions are kinda tame by most people's "chick prison movie" standards of today. So it's not a full on T & A deal here fellows (and some ladies). But is it a total waste? I guess you will have to read my review here and see for yourself! That's right, I said READ! Reading is fun right?..Right?
So our southern gal here, Daisy, walks in on her seriously ill mother about to commit suicide with a gun. She decides to stop this madness and tries to wrestle the gun away from her mother but it doesn't work, the gun goes off, and her mom ends up dead. Now of course the neighbor seen all of this and knows what went down. While that neighbor doesn't say a word about what really happens Daisy ends up in prison on death row developing a lesbian relationship as we watch to see if that damn neighbor will ever say anything to get her out and save her life or not. It's all billed as a homage to 1950s women-in-prison films. Sadly, it's just a little too darn boring for it's own good.
So we get all old school and black and white with this film that attempts to build up drama as the story moves along and builds towards a race against time where we wounder what will come first, the hanging of this poor girl with the bad accent, or will the nosy neighbor finally open her big mouth and save the day. The problem is it's just too slow and fails to gain any of the drama or suspense it attempts to build. It doesn't even hold your attention to well when we get our bit of T & A on the screen, an element the film is also trying to promote if you take one look at the art work for it.
Working more on that issue, I realize that there are tons of people who will probably rent or buy this film based off the cover alone. They themselves may even be disappointed as there wasn't enough of that stuff in here either if that is in fact what you were hoping for. I think even for a 50's throwback it kinda is on the tame side all around, and while I wasn't looking for a porno or anything of that nature, I do wish they had just went more all out if they were going to go as far as to use hot women in jail as a point of sell for this thing. But still, even if you added that you still have the problem in the film of it being boring and just not having anything worthy of catching you attention.
So at the end of the viewing, I really can't find anything of note here that would make it worth watching. While not exciting I can say at least that the director seems to have a vision and he is rather stylish with the overall presentation, he just needs to add sizzle to his steak. I hate remakes (for the most part), but I think if you redid this and just raised the bar to 10 on everything, including stuff like the T & A factor, you'd have a much more enjoyable film. However, since that's not the case and this is what we get "Stuck" with, I'd say skip it.
Well, I didn't like it but if you have a thing for retro stuff then by all means click yourself over to Ariztical Entertainment and give this a shot. I found it slow and unrewarding but that my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions right? However I like to think on that note mine tends to smell like rainbow sherbet most the time.
The Rating (3.5/10)