Movie Number– 18
Title– The Cottage (2008)
Genre– Dark British Comedy
Branden’s Rating- 4 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- 4 out of 10
Average Rating- 4
Netflix Rating- 2 Stars
Comments– The reason I rented The Cottage from Netflix was because it had a story that sounded a bit like The Collector. What I got was a british comedy that was boring at times, took forever to get to the main storyline, and very “meh”. Bridgette was VERY bored with this one, but still gave it a 4 (the way she talked about it, I expected it to receive a 2 at best). It was well-enough acted, and the story was interesting, it was just too long in the making, and the hour and a half seemed to last a lot longer. It had promise, but didn’t deliver on any of it. The story is this: two brothers kidnap a strip club owners daughter in hopes of getting a 100,00 pound (in british currency, not weight) ransom. But, about 45 minutes into the movie, seemingly out of nowhere, someone else starts hunting them. It was made out to be a horror movie from the Netflix description, but it is definitely a black comedy (or dark comedy, whichever you prefer). When it is funny, it is very funny, but there is too much “boring” floating around this one. Disappointing.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.