Film #251: LOVELY MOLLY
2 out of 5 stars
Director Eduardo Sanchez (BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and the highly underrated ALTERED) brings us this tale of spiritual possession… or… madness… or both? MOLLY is obviously a low-budget, but still competently made, film that is acted well and the film’s primary concept is a good one. The problem with LOVELY MOLLY is its script. As a viewer, we’re never quite sure what’s going on… which is ok in the beginning, but by film’s end, we should have a some idea of what’s happening, shouldn’t we? In MOLLY, we’re never exactly sure what is plaguing the main character. Is it the ghost of her dead, abusive father? Is it her own madness taking root in the real world? Who knows? The film’s narrative wanders all over the place (and its own interior timeline is all wonky as well) which leaves the viewer feeling unsatisfied. Normally, I like Sanchez. I REALLY dug ALTERED. Sadly, LOVELY MOLLY left me cold and uninterested.