Hit & Run (2009)
Plot: A wild spring break night goes badly awry when Mary hits a pedestrian while driving home and instead of seeking help for the critically injured man, she batters the bloody body until he finally dies. The terrified girl buries the corpse in the woods to hide the evidence of her horrible crime but soon learns that her victim is, in fact, still alive — and out for revenge.
My Review: The movie starts out with a young girl (Mary) at a bar drinking with her friends having a good time. She decides to leave and starts her drive home. On the way home she swerves out of the way of hitting a tire, or something in the road, and continues on her way home. They storta skip over her driving home for the most part. But she gets home, and heads to bed. I know at this point I was curious where the Hit and Run was going to happen. But then she wakes up in the middle of the night to sounds coming from her garage. It is there she discovers the battered body of a person…still alive. She begins to dial 911, but then doesn’t. Now my first thought here was how on earth did she drive home with a body attached to her car, didn’t notice it, and didn’t get stopped…of course we never figure that one out.
So Mary decides to go back and check on the guy, he’s bleeding out the mouth pretty badly, and looks minutes from death, but ends up grabbing her, so to get away she decides it’s a good idea to beat him till he lets go. After freaking out a little more she decides its time to move the guy (she believes him to be dead), so she wraps him up and drives off. She pulls over and attempts to dig a hole, but mother nature just isn’t cooperating with her. It doesn’t help that she uses a STICK to dig in the mud.
The only thing I’m thinking at this point, is how the hell is the guy going to come back to fuck with her? He’s pretty fucked up. Then one has to wonder how he knew where to find the person who “killed” him. Anyhow, nothing happens for awhile. You keep expecting the guy to just jump out from nowhere, and when it does finally happen its pretty predictable. But again, how does the guy know where to find her, how does he know her phone number (easy enough if he has her address) to call her, and how does he know her name is Mary – he sings songs about her over the phone? It got to the point where it was utterly ridiculous that he wasn’t dead. I mean, the guy had to be hurting severely, yet has no issues going after this girl.
The movie ends up taking a turn in a different direction. We actually see the guy doing is own thing, going home, etc. I found the scenes a little odd, but really it was just to further show how crazy this guy really is.
Gore/FX: Unexpected scene when the alarm goes off and the girl is covered in blood. Bitten ear, death by hedge clipper, and more. One thing I’m curious about though is why the phone drips blood at one point, this isn’t a supernatural movie. So why would a phone bleed?
Sexual Content: None.
Acting: I was pleasantly surprised that while it was low budget it wasn’t bottom of the barrel like I was expecting. There were really only three main people in the movie and for the most part everyone did fine. I didn’t really notice any different from a theater released film.
Overall: I had been expecting this movie to be that real low budget type so I was surprised when it wasn’t. It was actually pretty decent. With that being said, it wasn’t anything great, but it is entertaining and watchable. I’d probably give it another viewing in the future.
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