"Mother, May I Sleep with Danger" Movie Review
What would you do if the one you loved revealed they were a vampire? Would you run, or would you stay with them? Does love conquer fear? These are questions that arise when Soné finds out that her girlfriend Pearl is not only a vampire but also a member of a Vampire Clan that has chosen Soné to be the newest member. Sounds cool, right? Soné and Pearl could be together for eternity, right? No. If Soné joins, she and Pearl can no longer be lovers. Now Pearl has to make the hardest decision of her life: defy her clan and stay with Soné, or turn Soné and give up her love for her.
The acting isn't horrible but it's not exactly Oscar-worthy either. Much of the cast are young adults, many of them newcomers. James Franco likes to search for new talent and I respect him for that, but the success of the film matters as well. In this case, the new talent was not a success or a failure, but rather an experiment.
The story itself is well-written, however the pacing doesn't work so well. Some scenes are drawn out longer than they should be and some shouldn't be in the film at all. I did like the parallels the film makes with Macbeth in terms of love, death, and confrontation.
In conclusion, I find that this film is more fun than anything. As long as nothing grand is expected then the film will be at least mildly enjoyable. I had hoped for more, as I enjoy Franco's work. Perhaps the upcoming films he has planned will restore his status as a unique and artistic filmmaker.
© 2016 Nathan Jasper