07 March 2011

Movie Mondays: Camille

I promised you guys a non-psychological thriller/drama for this week, so here you go! I saw Camille floating around on netflix for a while, but I never watched it because the girl in the red wig weirded me out. I don't know why. It just looked lie one of those indie films that makes you go "huh" and "meh" at the end. Yeah, yeah, don't judge a film by it's cover...

Well anyways I finally got around to reading what it was actually about, and that perked up my interest. And the wig is there for a reason! It wasn't just some strange indie costume designer's brilliant idea. I also figured out that it has James France in it, and he's pretty cute... so I decided to go ahead and watch it.
Camille is an odd story. It's about a young petty-thief, Silas, who marries his parole-officer's daughter Camille in the hopes that he'll be able to use the marriage (and the honeymoon up to Niagara Falls) to escape to Canada. Silas is the moody, brooding, sulky type and he obviously has no real affection for Camille. She, on the other hand, has had a crush on Silas since the two were kids. She's perky, talkative, and absolutely convinced that she and Silas are going to have the most perfect wedding, the most perfect honeymoon, and the most perfect life together.

Unfortunately, on the way up to Niagara Falls the two get into an accident. Camille is flung from Silas' motorcycle and when Silas finds her, she seems to be dead.

However... this doesn't seem to stop Camille. She somehow gets up and starts acting as though everything is perfectly normal. She doesn't have the slightest idea that she has died, although it becomes quite apparent to Silas as she starts to decay with each passing day. Feeling guilty about the way he treated Camille, Silas decides to take Camille to Niagara Falls anyways, and starts treating her much more nicely. For instance, when all her pretty blonde hair falls out, he buys her a wig.

As you might imagine, Silas starts to straighten up and not suck so much. The two encounter lots of interesting and quirky characters on their trip, which helps round out the film. I won't give away the ending, but I will tell you it's sweet.

The movie is a tad off-beat, humorous at parts, and very cute/sweet. Definitely a romantic comedy, but that's not to say it's exclusively a chick flick. I think guys could enjoy it as well.

Here's a trailer:

kind of a corny trailer, but you get the idea. check it out!


1 comment:

  1. May not be a thriller, but sounds a bit creepy and psychological.