THE PLOT THUS FAR
Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet on a summer day in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Bubbly and naïve, Diane’s charming innocence quickly begins to open tomboy Jack’s tough-skinned heart. However, when Jack discovers that Diane is moving at the end of the summer, she pushes Diane away. Diane is overwhelmed by her powerful new feelings, and they begin to manifest themselves in terrifying ways, causing unexplainable violent changes to her body. Young love is a monster can Jack and Diane survive?
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Jack and Diane” is an interesting twist on the traditional werewolf flick. You get amazing animation from the Quay Brothers and there’s Kylie Minogue music in it. Plus, Minogue actually gets to act in something outside of “Street Fighter”. It’s like someone asked me if I wanted to make a lesbian themed werewolf movie. No one ever has, so there’s that. But, there’s one thing that bothers me about the film. No, it’s not Riley Keough’s rough haircut.
However, there is one major problem with this film. The romantic elements never really work, the drama between the two never works and when the horror elements do show up they just seem out of place. The werewolf creation looks pretty bad but I think this was done on purpose. The horror elements just really seem out of place as if they were added just to expand the market. I did think the director at least made a good looking film and it was certainly professionally done. The biggest draw for me was the two leads and I thought both of them did a very good job.
The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes and a trailer. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is pretty expansive for a movie that seems to have been shot on the cheap. The 1080p transfer was too dark at times, but it still works. Outside of that, it’s a great looking disc. In the end, I’d still recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!