Kalamity

Friday, December 09 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 
Kalamity – Movie Review

SYNOPSIS

After a recent breakup, Billy returns to his hometown to find something is not quite right with his best friend.

JOY’S REVIEW

In “Kalamity”, Nick Stahl plays Billy, and Jonathon Jackson plays Stanley.  They are close friends and Stanley is clearly running amok.   Jonathan Jackson has been on “General Hospital” and “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights”. So you’ve seen him around.  But this movie is definitely not either of those.  Here, he plays a mentally unbalanced guy and his buddy comes home to visit him.  The two stories intersect because Billy has just broken up with his girlfriend and Stanley’s girlfriend has disappeared and no one has seen her for a while. This is a movie that sort of sucks you in spite of yourself. This is not a cheerful story. This is not a tween story. But the actors in this do a good job portraying obsession and madness.  The subject matter is really pretty awful and hard to digest, but I’d still give it three stars for intensity.

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