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.
September 13, 2013
(for sexual material, violence, language and some drug use)
Brandon Jay McLaren