Quite a Conundrum (2012)

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Mimi and Tabitha plan a small party which gets flipped upside down when the fat guy with an eye patch shows up. He was a married man Mimi had been sleeping with but was unceremoniously dumped by Mimi for his lackluster lovemaking skills and inability to keep up with the much younger Mimi. Fat guy with eye patch comes back and shoots himself in the head, causing the night of fun to take a turn for the worse.

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Quite a Conundrum isn’t so much horror as it is a dark comedy. Unfortunately, not one scene or line of dialogue made me chuckle. The characters were annoying and the dialogue was mostly tacky.

I have to give the film maker credit for attempting something clever and different but this just didn’t work for me. The film’s final section is better than the first hour or so but this isn’t saying much. A lot of time was wasted on trying to develop characters with little to no personality, and who were annoying as hell — especially the opening scenes with Mimi and Tabitha, included some real groan inducing dialogue.

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When the action truly begins it’s too little, too late, as the film had already completely lost me. As the story became more grim it also became more engaging, but only slightly, and the minor thrills were just that — minor at best. Things for the characters – facing one odd conundrun after another could have been something that was a lot of fun to watch, but the execution and detail just wasn’t there. I’m sure it was largely due to a micro-budget.

But still…I cannot recommend this.

-JP

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4 Responses to Quite a Conundrum (2012)

  1. theipc says:

    HMMMMM……. this still intrigues me……..

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