At what lengths are you willing to go to have the person of your dreams? I mean without even knowing if that person will be receptive of your affections after the lines you are willing to cross for them, is it worth it? In Get the Girl, there are no boundaries Clarence isn’t willing to cross in order to get his dream girl Alex. Is this a love story or is this a horror movie? Let’s discuss!
Eric England directed and co-wrote the script alongside Graham Denman for Get the Girl. It made its official debut on January 27th, 2017 and it started to make some hype among the horror community so I thought I better check it out. I’m always a little apprehensive to spend $7.00 on a direct movie rental on Amazon Prime, but overall it’s a perk if I don’t like at least it was in the comfort of my own home. This time, however, I’m actually kicking myself for not spending the extra $3.00 and just buying this damn movie because what can I say? I loved it!
Official Synopsis of Get the Girl:
“A wealthy young man is conned into staging a fake kidnapping in order to be a hero and win the affection of a girl he’s madly in love with. But when one of the hired kidnappers is accidentally killed during the charade, he’s forced to actually save her life while not revealing that it’s been a ruse all along.”
Get the Girl has every ingredient to make this film work. Stellar acting? Check. A fun plot? Check. Blood? Check. Plus, this movie’s comedic timing along with some bloody fun scenes are exactly what I love seeing and not every director can pull it off.
What I love about the plot is that not only is it unique, it’s fun and twisted. We all have that dream guy or girl that we would do anything for, but they take it over and beyond to the next level. I mean, we’ve seen things like this happen before and it never ends good, so why did they think it would go any differently? Well, they weren’t thinking that’s the problem.
This is by far one of the best casts I’ve seen in a long time, each character was entertaining and made the plotline more interesting. They were just so much fun to watch especially K.J. (Adi Shankar), it was hard to take your eyes off him. Alexandra played by Elizabeth Whitson (TV’s Pretty Little Liars and Awkward) showed off her acting skills and impressed me by far. She is a bad ass female lead! Clarence (Justin Dobies) and Patrick (Noah Segan) are a blast to watch and their banter back and forth is pretty impeccable.
Plus who doesn’t love iconic masks? That was one of the greatest things about Get the Girl. All the best robbers in movies have iconic masks, such as Point Break and The Town. My favorite mask in this one is probably Jade’s who is played by horror icon Scout Taylor- Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, 2007).
Get the Girl is an unexpected gem. England’s directing was fantastic. He was able to make me put my phone down and tune out the world the entire time I was watching it (which is not an easy task to do). It also helped with the casting choice of Justin Dobies, who I now have a slight… fan girl crush on. If you are opting to rent it on Amazon, I would say just go ahead and buy the movie, you won’t be disappointed! I’m actually kind of glad I didn’t end up purchasing it for a download, though. Not because I didn’t like it, but because it’s most definitely one I want to own on Blu-ray and will be adding it to my collection. The cover art alone is amazing and worth it. Altogether this movie doesn’t disappoint on any level, so go online and “Get the Movie“. Ha, see what I did there?