Directed by Tricia Lee
Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are brainwashing women to be quiet and submissive, and if she breaks the rules, she'll discover what lurks beyond the trees.
Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are brainwashing women to be quiet and submissive.
Cast: Chelsea Jenish, Robert Nolan, Sofia Banzhaf
Mediocre movie. Basically a republican wet dream of how to make more kitchen bound, opinionless, stepford wife women but with fantasy elements.
A fine premise spoiled by terrible writing and directing. At one point our protagonist- who is at a silent retreat where speaking is punished and who *has already been punished for talking*- just leans across a table and tries talking to someone while the dudes running the retreat are literally ten feet away. Doesn't cover her mouth or try to be subtle or anything. Am I really supposed to relate to someone who does something so boneheaded? The rest is a mess too: the movie doesn't obey its own rules (loud noises are actually fine sometimes!), plot threads are dropped left and right, and it needlessly turns into a creature feature halfway through. The description on the box was great! Where they *started* going with the original plot would have been *fine!* There was no need to turn it into a garbled mess! Only bumping it up to 2 stars because it's pissing off a lot of misogynists.
Honestly, you can do much worse.
Meh. Not great.