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Sunday, April 10, 2005

love object

i saw the greatest movie on one of the movie channels last night, called Love Object. here's the plot summary from imdb:
The twisted tale of Kenneth, socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive relationship with "Nikki", an anatomically accurate silicone sex doll he orders over the Internet. Because of his experience with his new toy, Kenneth's life takes a turn for the better when his newfound romantic skills attract the attention of Lisa, a co-worker at his office. But when the doll's jealous personality invades his consciousness, Kenneth becomes trapped in a perverse triangle, torn between the dominating, silicone Nikki and the flesh-and-blood Lisa.


it's so disturbing in a funny way. it stars desmond harrington, who also played in wrong turn (another favorite of mine). in a way, it sort of reminded me of willard, in a social-reject-becomes-obsessed-with-(fill in the blank) and ends up going all psycho. i don't know, but instead of willard's rats, this is kenneth's sex doll. okay, haha, maybe they're not so similar. but both movies left me with the same feeling of horrified amusement.

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