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Prevenge (2016)

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Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

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Len
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Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

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Killing for Two


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24 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Kerstumas  »

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$104,000 (estimated)

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$37,652 (UK) (10 February 2017)
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The doctor says she felt like Sherlock. Alice Lowe was actually in Sherlock (TV Series 2014) See more »

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When Ruth is lying in bed looking at a photograph of her late husband, the photograph she holds in her hands is different between shots (he is sitting in one and standing in the other). See more »

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Ruth: Kids these days are really spoilt... its like 'mummy, I want a playstation, mummy, I want you to kill that man'...
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References Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »

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Do What You Wanna Do
Performed by T-Connection
Written by Theophilus Coakley
Published by EMI Music Publishing (WP) Ltd and Universal/MCA Music Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Nasty Naturalism
26 March 2017 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Wondering what to do for a hour and a half and wanting to see something just slightly different I stumbled across PREVENGE . Low budget British black comedy written , directed and starring Alice Lowe about a pregnant female going on a killing spree. Hmm . There's a danger that this sounds like a vanity project but I always give a film a chance and did notice that this page is very positive . I did double check that the reviewers were genuine because when you've got an unknown film on this with glowing reviews this usually means they're written by shills who give themselves away only registering when the film is released and never ever writing a comment for any other film

Truth be told PREVENGE exceeded all my expectations and found myself being caught up in the story very quickly. There's not a lot to the premise of "Deluded pregnant woman murders people she doesn't like" but this hardly matters . Ms Lowe who was seven months pregnant during shooting production has made a very quirky offbeat and violent black comedy that caused me to constantly smile. The idea isn't very persuasive , realistic or original but for some strange reason the details such as an aggressive charity worker turning up at someone's door and being greeted in an equally aggressive manner does come across as being somewhat naturalistic. Characters react and interact in ways you might expect them to out in the real world

As I write this one American reviewer has posted a rather negative review. To be fair to an international audience PREVENGE has obviously been made for a domestic audience and you'd need to understand the dark sense of humour we have in Britain . Dare I say we Brits have a very nasty sense of humour ? Regardless of cultural sensibilities PREVENGE is an enjoyable black comedy


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