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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

So Evil, So Young (1961)


Sometimes Netflix is clueless in what recommendations it makes to its subscribers.  Such is the case of So Evil, So Young.  I got suckered into this one due to its title as well as its subject matter: life in a British girl's reform school.  The problem is, there is nothing evil about it.  Most of the time we see these British girls dressed in pink from head to toe, happily sewing feed bags while serving their time.  The only evil that happens in this school is talking to the headmistress without saying "Ma'am."

Seriously, this is dull, dull, dull.  Even the riot scene that's supposed to be one of the high points of the film is about as menacing as a litter of kittens fighting over a ball of string.  Furthermore, the soundtrack of hip, smooth jazz is annoyingly inappropriate.  It hardly sets a menacing mood and, in fact, often gets in the way of any sense of drama this film might contain.

For the love of cinema, just skip this one.  It's not a poorly made film.  The acting is fine.  There's just no point in watching it whatsoever.  You've been warned.

RATING: Fair.

For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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