DVD review: Kill for Me

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Studio Synopsis: While trying to move on from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Amanda (Cassidy) looks for a roommate to help pay the rent. Hailey (Spiridakos) just moved to college to get away from her own abusive past. Now roommates, both girls find comfort in their friendship and make a pact to help each other overcome their pasts… no matter what the cost. When Amanda’s abusive ex-boyfriend catches up with her, a riveting roller coaster of suspense and twists is set in motion. In order to survive, the two girls face their harrowing past together. But as Hailey’s past becomes more transparent, it’s difficult to decipher who is the victim and who is the cold-blooded killer.

Studio: Sony
Running Time: 96 minutes
Rating: R
Number of Disks: 1

Special Features:
- The Making of Kill for Me

dvd review kill for me cover 300x430 DVD review: Kill for Me Riding on the still warm tracks of Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train”, but providing a decidedly bumpier, less profound passage, “Kill for Me” sets out to crisscross two seemingly desperate females this trip. And while in some miniscule instances Hitchcock’s hand is felt as sophomore director Michael Greenspan – the man who brought about 2010’s “Wrecked” starring Adrien Brody – sluggishly weaves a less than intricate web, the film’s compounded misses at complex themes does little to drive it past the point of pointless. Cassidy, Spiridakos, and Logue – known more recently for their television roles on “Arrow,” “Revolution,” and “Sons of Anarchy,” respectively – perform well in the central roles, but the film is nonetheless hindered by a disjointed construction and a feeling of overwhelming incompleteness. Everything each of their well played characters come into contact with either falls flat with impact, or fades into oblivion never to resurface. The discs solitary extra, a 10+ minute “making of” feature, is a standard one to be sure, but nothing uncommon for a title of this rank. It provides on-set interviews, insights, and impressions from the central cast and Greenspan, focusing on Kill’s preparation and production. So with a strong central theme locomotive to couple its car to, but not enough steam to break free from this need, “Kill for Me” sparks head first into crisscrossed confusion and riveting delusion.

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