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- 1 hr 43 min
American Mary is a 2012 Canadian horror movie directed by the Soska Sisters also known as the Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska. The film stars Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, and Tristan Risk. The movie follows the story of Mary Mason played by Katharine Isabelle, a medical student who is struggling to make ends meet. Mary is also a talented and skilled artist, but she cannot seem to find work that pays well enough. Desperate for money, she decides to take on an unusual job at a strip club, where she meets the club owner, Billy Barker played by Antonio Cupo.
Mary's life takes a twisted turn when she is solicited by a man named Beatress Johnson played by Tristan Risk to perform a medical procedure that will help her complete her transgender transformation. Encouraged by the amount of money she was offered, Mary agrees to perform the procedure. Shortly after, word of her skills as a surgeon spreads among the body modification community, and she starts to receive more and more requests.
As Mary becomes more involved in the body modification community she begins to lose herself, getting caught up in the underground world of extreme body modification. She meets some extremely eccentric individuals who seem to be addicted to the idea of changing their bodies in extreme ways. Mary is drawn to this world and is soon performing more surgeries on these individuals.
However, Mary's descent into this underground world has a dark side, and she starts using her surgical skills in a way that is not only unethical but also illegal. She uses her knowledge of the human body to grotesquely punish those who have wronged her, leading her down a dangerous and possibly deadly path.
As the plot unfolds, the movie takes on a psychological twist, exploring issues of power and the corrupting influence of moral ambiguity. The film raises themes of the ethics of body modification, the idea of control over one's own body, and the impact of society's so-called âoutsidersâ. It challenges traditional social norms and presents a variety of thought-provoking ethical questions.
The cinematography of the film is captivating, offering an intense and vivid artistic portrayal of the human form in all its extremes. The narrative is well-constructed and keeps the audience engaged from start to finish, balancing moments of drama and intense suspense with moments of horror and grotesque visuals.
The acting is convincing, with Katharine Isabelle delivering a powerful performance as Mary Mason. Her transformation throughout the movie, both physical and psychological, is compelling, and her portrayal of a woman who has seen the dark side of humanity is both heartbreaking and frightening. Antonio Cupo delivers an impressive performance as Billy Barker, with his character being the perfect reflection of the seedy underground world of body modification.
In conclusion, American Mary offers a thought-provoking and engaging narrative, challenging audiences to explore unconventional ideas about the human form and its limits. It's a bold and risky film, controversial in its subject matter, making it a truly unique and impressive experience for horror movie fans. The Soska Sisters deliver an unusual cinematic experience that will haunt you long after the credits roll.
American Mary is a 2013 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 46.