We’ve stayed on top of Mandy Lane for a while now. The cinephile reason for this is that it’s the directorial debut of Jonathan Levine (whose The Wackness really impressed almost everyone at Reject HQ), but the real reason is probably because of our massive crush on Amber Heard. We’re not afraid to admit it.
The bottom line: we want to see the movie. But that doesn’t mean everyone does. So far, it’s gotten a solid amount of strong reviews from people, sure, but that doesn’t mean that the general public (which is the tipping point for releasing it in the first place) has any inclination to check it out.
So that’s our question for the day. We know that we are a smaller site (with only 29 regular daily readers), but we also know that our audience is full of movie lovers who might make a good cross-section – might create some totally unscientific proof that people would pay to see it or wouldn’t.
Here’s a synopsis from IMDB:
The orphan Mandy Lane is a beautiful, virgin and pure teenager raised by her aunt, desired by her schoolmates and a close friend of the outcast Emmet. After the death of their high school mate in a pool party, Mandy befriends Chloe, Marlin, Red, Bird and Jake. Red invites the group for a weekend party in the isolated ranch of his family, with all the boys disputing who would succeed in having sex with Mandy Lane. They meet the henchman Garth that takes care of the ranch and he asks the group to go easy on the drugs and booze. In the middle of the night, a stranger wearing a hood attacks Marlin in the barn; when Jake seeks her out, he faces the killer, beginning a night of bloodshed and terror.
And here’s the trailer:
And, yes, I love the use of the “Sealed with a Kiss” cover in the trailer.
What do you think? Would you go see this if it was released in theaters?