REDLAND Add To My Top 10
Bizarre, Pointless and Incestuous
Release Date: March 11, 2011
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 91 minutes
Distributor: Zyzak Film Company
Director: Asiel Norton
Producer: Magdalena Zyzak
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Zyzak Film Company
3203 Nebraska Ave, Suite 1
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 460-9792
The movie opens with a young, rural woman, Mary-Ann, rolling around in the grass. She cries in pain as she punches her stomach repeatedly, creating a self-induced abortion. Her father finds her in the field, lying in her bloodstained dress. He storms off in a rage.
That night in the cabin, Mary-Ann’s father is asking his wife and their sons if anyone has seen any men lurking about and spending time with Mary-Ann. The only person anyone can think of is Charlie Mills, a boy from the closest town who comes by to go hunting with the boys.
As the family’s food supply reaches a critical low, Mary-Ann’s father, her brother Job and Charlie Mills set off on a hunting expedition, leaving Mary-Ann at home with her ill mother and youngest brother. Mary-Ann’s father is nothing but suspicious of Charlie, that he has stolen his daughter’s honor. Then, while on the hunting trip, the father shoots Charlie, claiming to his son it was an accidental misfire.
Back home, Mary-Ann’s mother dies of illness and starvation. Soon after her father and brother Job return, Mary-Ann assumes the role of mother of the house, which includes carrying out an incestuous affair with her father and carrying his child.
REDLAND is a bizarre, disturbing movie. While other critics have praised this festival-released project with phrases such as, “tough and lyrical,” (Filmmaker Magazine) “poetic and shockingly beautiful” (Jane Campion, director), “the most impressive festival debut in years” (Montreal Gazette), and “utterly gorgeous” (film.com), MOVIEGUIDE® recognizes this movie for what it truly is – a twisted, abhorrent tale of incest, murder and pro-abortion paganism with no redeemable content whatsoever. Media-wise audiences definitely will want to ignore REDLAND and leave it in the back woods, where it belongs.
REDLAND is a twisted, abhorrent tale of incest, murder and pro-abortion paganism. It has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. In fact, it’s one of the worst, most bizarre movies to come along in years. Media-wise audiences definitely will want to ignore REDLAND and leave it in the back woods, where it belongs. For much better, more worthwhile family movies and movies for mature viewers, please visit Movieguide.org.