24 EXPOSURES

"Lewd, Lazy Filmmaking"

Quality:
Content: -4 Gross immorality, and/or worldview problems.
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What You Need To Know:

24 EXPOSURES is a poorly made attempt at an erotic thriller. The very flimsy, limited screenplay follows an investigation into the life of Billy, a photographer who specializes in shooting living women made up to look like they’ve been brutally murdered. It’s never explained, who the audience for this kind of photography is, or why women are clamoring to be Billy’s next model. Instead, the movie drifts from one random photo shoot to another. Many scenes feature the photographer searching out new women, discussing his work, and engaging in threesomes with his live-in girlfriend. Into the picture comes a policeman who’s trying to solve the actual murder of one of Billy’s models.

24 EXPOSURES has no genuine tension, character development, or pacing. It displays a lazy lack of effort throughout. The acting is bad. Also, the killer’s identity doesn’t matter. The filmmakers are more interested in the lewd content and grisly crime photos, not in the story, plot, or characters. If the filmmakers don’t care, why should moviegoers? The answer, of course, is that no one should care to watch 24 EXPOSURES.

Content:

(PaPaPa, LL, VVV, SSS, NN, AA, DD, MM) Very strong pagan worldview in a poorly made attempt at an erotic thriller; 12 obscenities and profanities; very strong violence mostly includes very strong photos of fake murder scenes with nude women, attempted drowning; extreme sexual content includes sadomasochistic fake photos of female murder victims, photographer protagonist coaxes women into getting naked for him, live-in girlfriend gets one woman drunk and starts a threesome with her and the protagonist/boyfriend, and voyeurism; frequent upper female nudity; alcohol use and drunkenness; recreational marijuana use; and, lying, jealousy, cheating.

More Detail:

24 EXPOSURES is a poorly made attempt at an erotic thriller, about a photographer who specializes in making women look like naked murder victims for photos and is accused of murder when one woman actually turns up dead. 24 EXPOSURES has a very strong pagan worldview with salacious content.

The very flimsy and limited screenplay follows an investigation into the life of Billy (Adam Wingard), a photographer who specializes in fetish photography involving living women made up to look like they’re dead and brutally murdered. It’s never explained who the audience is for this kind of photography, or why women are lining up and practically fighting to be the next model to be so degraded. Instead, the movie drifts from one random photo shoot to another. Many scenes feature the photographer searching out new women, discussing his work, and engaging in threesomes with his live-in girlfriend. Into the picture comes a policeman who’s trying to solve the actual murder of one of Billy’s models.

24 EXPOSURES has no genuine tension, character development, or pacing. It displays a lazy lack of effort throughout the running time. The acting is pretty bad. The mystery also doesn’t seem to matter, even to the filmmakers and the actors, who seem only to get enthused when they are about to have a sex or nude scene. The writer-director Joe Swanberg and his star, Adam Wingard, are rising indie filmmakers who are sometimes acclaimed for bringing fresh twists to character-driven stories and clever horror movies. This time, however, they have clearly chosen not to care – and neither should any moviegoer, Christian or otherwise.

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