Excess Flesh (2015) torrent download

Excess Flesh

2015

Drama / Horror / Thriller

3.7

Synopsis

Jill is obsessed with her new roommate Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA Fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin; eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control -- Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can't BE Jennifer, she must destroy her. —Anonymous

Director

Patrick Kennelly

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mjsreg 3 /10

Something is missing

I have mixed feelings about this film.

The acting is good and the basis of the story is good. But the execution of bringing them together with technical aspects of film making lets it down and they just don't work together nicely in a smoothly coherent way.

There are lingering scenes which linger for no reason. They go on too long after the point has been made and don't really flow into the next scene too well.

I found at times there were some scene cuts that could have done with a little more visual explanation to flow - rather than abruptly jump from one concept to another.

This could have been a very good film if a bit more care had been taken in telling the story. I am sure it made sense in the crew's mind but they didn't relay it to the audience.

The acting was good - especially the two lead females.

Such a shame.

Reviewed by skylightdawn 2 /10

Waste of Time

It's too bad because from watching the preview it looked good. It's very misleading. Seems like they tried too hard to make an "artsy" movie (lots of unnecessary slow motion, close ups and over exaggerated noises). It's a shame because it could've been a really good psychological thriller. I can say that the actresses were somewhat good. Both were annoying and I believe that was their goal in this movie. The downside was, I didn't care about what happened to either of them. They never pulled me in enough to root for one or the other. If you are into slow burning thrillers that have a big time indie feel to them and fall short at the end, you may like this. To me it was a complete waste of time.

Reviewed by redmondson-81269 8 /10

Looks like 90% of people missed the point of this one. (Spoiler Alert)

Most reviewers have gotten it right as far as the acting and style on this movie, so I won't add much as far as that goes.

If you watch this one more than once, it should be obvious that the story is not about two roommates, but one woman struggling with body dysmorphia.

The character's name is Jill, but she looks like Jennifer. The Jennifer personality may have been her original personality, or it may have been created as a defense mechanism to hide all the feelings of confidence and self worth, while loading up the other personality with guilt, regret, and self loathing. This was created during or after her marriage to an emotionally abusive partner who, as it is depicted in the extremely twisted and weird reality sex show sequence, would constantly tell her how disgusting and unattractive she was. This created Jill. The personality that binge eats.

This is made clear through several key scenes. The two scenes where Jill and Jennifer are both in the presence of someone else (waking up with Rob, and on the curb with the police), Jennifer goes unnoticed and does not speak or even move. She is not acknowledged by anyone but Jill.

Then, in the scene where Jill opens her front door and the woman snaps cell phone photos of her, the photos are shown later to actually be photos of Jennifer. Despite that the woman's name is actually Jill, Jill is the one who does not exist in physical form. The appearance of Jill is a mental manifestation of her body dysmorphia.

Then finally in the last scene, when Jill injects the talent agent with that nasty Draino stuff she concocted, she leans over, and once again, you can see in the reflection that it's Jennifer.

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