PLUSH

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
FEBRUARY 10, 2014

Without the talented Emily Browning, “Plush” would almost be unwatchable. But with her innocent style mixed with the precarious nature of her character, she becomes the focal point of this feature as Hayley, the rockstar that loses her brother/bandmate to drugs. Following a poorly received second album, Hayley begins an intimate connection with her new guitarist Enzo (Xavier Samuel) rather than being at home with her husband (Cam Gigandet) and her son. This connection slowly turns obsessive as Enzo reveals himself to be more than Hayley bargained for and the thriller portion of the film ensues. “Plush” is not as much predictable as it is dull and anti-climatic, begging for the “dun-dun-dun” of a hokey horror score. Browning is the glue that holds this film together, keeping the viewer invested just to see her losing herself in the character and leaving all inhibitions at the door. She’s a bright young actress that deserves much more than she’s given yet continues to surprise through every bad role and B-rated movie.

RELEASE DATE
September 13, 2013

DIRECTOR
Catherine Hardwicke

WRITTEN BY
Arty Nelson
Catherine Hardwicke

STUDIO
Millennium Entertainment

R
(for sexual material, violence, language and some drug use)

DRAMA
MUSIC
ROMANCE
THRILLER

99 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Daniel Moder

COMPOSER
Nick Launay

EDITOR
Julia Wong

CAST
Emily Browning
Xavier Samuel
Cam Gigandet
Dawn Olivieri
Thomas Dekker
Frances Fisher
Elizabeth Peña
Brandon Jay McLaren
Marlene Forte

PRODUCED BY
Jason Blum
Catherine Hardwicke
Sherryl Clark

BUDGET
$2 million

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