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Old 10-17-21, 10:36 PM
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She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

I tried to watch this last night and shut it off after 20-25 minutes.

The first 20 minutes was a woman wandering around her apartment playing the same Mozart song over and over and over … the next 5 minutes was her friend telling her she was drunk. I felt like I was going to die from boredom that night.

I couldn’t find a thread … maybe that is my answer.
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

Never heard of it.
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It has a 22% audience score and a 5.1 on imdb, it may just not be for everyone
Old 10-18-21, 01:14 AM
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

My mini-review from the October Horror Challenge:
Critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes made this sound so great. It does have an interesting idea (about a contagious belief that people are going to die the next day). But good god, is this movie boring.
How convincing is that?
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Never heard of it.
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

I've seen it, but no, I can't convince you.
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

Sometimes you have to admit to yourself "It's not gonna happen!". I did the same with Into the Blue.
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

Watch this instead:



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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

I’ve never heard of it either. Frankly, the title sounds like one of those shitty Lifetime Original thrillers starring Valerie Bertinelli.
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

Some more "alternative" recommendations:

Henry Rollins as an ass-kicking immortal cannibal! Also:

Both have the exact opposite vibe from She Dies Tomorrow that you may need to pick yourself back up Although if you're like me, once I invest more than 20 minutes into a movie for the October Horror Challenge I force myself to see it through (so I didn't "waste" the time). Any other time of the year, I'd bail on movies like that.
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

I appreciated the originality of it and some of the humor, but would stop short of saying I enjoyed it. If I recall correctly, the first 15-20 minutes is definitely the slowest part, but it stays pretty low key throughout.
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

I sat through Panos Cosmatos's shit movies ... both of them ... and couldn't get through this. The response here makes me feel better, but I have to admit that I am surprised that nobody is saying "finish it." At least there is something that can still unite the country.

I could have sworn this had some critical buzz when it came out.

John Dies at the End ... I know I saw it. I don't remember anything about it, not even the end.

Henry Rollins ... I'll probably just find some more of his spoken-word stuff. That looks ... uggh.

Humor in She Dies Tomorrow?!
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

I've seen it, but I cannot, in good conscience, tell you to finish it.
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

Lots of other ways to spend the precious time we're given in this life than forcing oneself to get through mediocre movies...
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Old 10-19-21, 09:24 PM
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So this sounds like one of those films where the trailer is way better than the movie, because I thought it looked interesting based on the trailer.

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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

I finish everything I start, no matter how bad, just so I can base my opinions on the entire experience, but I totally understand someone not surviving this one. I did actually sign this out from the local library based on the trailer, which was on another disc I borrowed and it does oversell it. I think the concept is interesting, and I didn't completely hate it, but it just kinda . . . lays there and drones on.

Highly recommend PONTYPOOL as a show that successfully deals with similar concepts.
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

This was a really good interview with director Amy Seimetz on the themes of the movie, regardless of whether or not you like it or relate to these types of feelings.

https://www.vulture.com/2020/07/amy-...-tomorrow.html

“Death is the cruelest joke, you know?,” Seimetz tells me from her living room. That the set of She Dies Tomorrow serves as the backdrop to our conversation adds one more plane to the hall of mirrors. “You’re born, you’re conscious, and, the entire time, the trick is to deny the inevitable.”Death and grief are adjacent to a lot of narrative art when they aren’t at the center. But it’s still striking to look at Seimetz’s filmography as both performer and filmmaker and realize how many of her projects have dealt with death, either as an abstract concept or head-on, via genre.

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“When I drive on a really high bridge, the thing that’s going through my brain is, Don’t drive off the edge, don’t drive off the edge,” she says, chuckling. “It just goes through my head and goes through my head. Freud’s theory was that insanity, schizophrenia, and bipolar are [the conditions] of somebody who cannot deny death. And society, in order to function, needs to have denial of death because it’s paralyzing. In order to make progress and to think about future generations, you have to deny that you’re going to die.”
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

Maybe this won't convince anybody, but it's a fantastic song!

Old 10-21-21, 06:57 PM
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Re: She Dies Tomorrow … convince me to finish it

It was recommended to me by some top ten list, I think in this case "world ending" movies or something like that. I see I gave it two stars on Netflix. But apparently I gave four stars to this one when I hit up the movies in that sub sub genre:



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