A simple, complicated Stoner Comedy
Madelyn Pryor | Mesa, AZ United States | 02/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking for the next great independent movie that will make you think and change the way you look at the world... keep looking. But if you want to laugh yourself silly while scratching your head at the insanity at the same time, then this is the movie for you. Weirdsville is by the Director of Empire RecordsEmpire Records (Remix! Special Fan Edition), Allan Moyle and it has Scott Speedman as one of the stars (Michael from UnderworldUnderworld (Widescreen Special Edition)). It is about a few druggy friends who owe a local dealer way too much money, and they have no way to pay him back. While they're trying to figure out how to stay alive, one of them over doses and dies. The guys decide to bury her body and are discovered by Satanists... this leads to a high speed chase, an armed robbery, a group of little people who are into Medieval Recreation Battles and kicking Mooney butt and all other kinds of insanity.
Allan Moyle has managed to again deliver a great movie about little to nothing (like Empire Records) that leaves you feeling entertained. The sequences that are interspersed throughout the film that show events from the characters point of view that have just used drugs are nothing short of brilliant. The visuals are amazing. This movie does not really glamorize drug use but shows how twisted it really is. However, they juxtapose this view against the greater picture of how twisted the world at large is.
If you liked Gramma's Boy, Empire Records, Clerks, or if you just want a good laugh then grab this movie and enjoy.
Moving up with Taryn Manning
Music Lover in Omaha | Omaha, Ne | 10/10/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Actually, I wasn't going to review this film for a couple reasons. One was that it was pretty obscure and the other was that I really had a hard time deciding if I really liked it or not, but then I realized that this blonde in WEIRDSVILLE was Taryn Manning, who was also in two films that I blasted here at AMAZON.COM. Well, fair is fair and I am forgiving of THE CULT and THE BREED. While Taryn isn't the main reason I liked this film, I did think she did a good job, even though she spent a good part of the movie as a corpse. The heroes of this movie were Wes Bentley and Scott Speedman. They were in trouble with a loan shark but also had the problem of disposing of the aforementioned corpse and these two brilliant fellas decide to bury her at a drive in theater. For a couple losers already near the bottom, things go downhill pretty fast but in a glorious ending, things all work out. I thought they did okay, but in my opinion, the film was stolen by Maggie Castle, the girl in the Satanist cult and by Greg Bryk, who was terrific as the leader of the satan worshipers. I don't think I've ever seen a less menacing group of devil worshipers in a movie, but at least his prayers were answered in the end. I guess. I give this one 3 stars. My expectations weren't too high for WEIRDSVILLE and it was pretty much what I expected. Funny for the most part but not just downright hilarious. My advice here is give this one a chance, maybe rent it and you might want to buy it. Shoot, you might even become a Taryn Manning fan, but if you do avoid THE CULT and THE BREED. now I'm going to watch banshee staring (who else) Taryn Manning."
Corona | Wisconsin | 03/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've watched this film 5 times since I got it! You just gotta love a bunch of infighting satanists and druggies chasing each other around a small town in Ontario Canada in the snow. Great dialog, actors and story line. It starts out a little slow but then it quickly starts to surprise you! Favorite movie I've seen this year! Plus a cameo by dude who played Max Hedrom."
Brent Albright | 04/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"one of the funniest armour wearing midget movies I've ever seen. The quality and turn around for the disc wasn't bad either"