Loved Ones (2009)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 45

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Directed by: Sean Byrne
Starring: Xavier Samuel (Brent), Robin McLeavy (Lola), John Brumpton (Dad), Victoria Thaine (Holly), Jessica McNamee (Mia), Richard Wilson (Jamie)
Country: Australia; Effed Up Australian Cinema
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:24:00
Genres: Gore-Gruesome, Captivity-Kidnapping, Violence against Men, Teen, Torture, Cannibalism, Serial Killers

Plot – Spoilers:
Brent is still dealing with the afterglow of an accident that killed his dad. So he indulges in cutting and edging suicide, until he realizes that he values his life when he winds up bound to a chair for having politely refused classmate Lola’s prom invite.

Lola lives with her braindead mother and a crazed father whom she’s got wrapped around her fingers. And the two have been killing boys from back when Lola was a little girl.

The Loved Ones has fun with its violence and doesn’t shy away from the ridiculous, like when the father-daughter couple throw rocks at Brent to bring him down from a tree he just climbed to escape their crazy selves. The victims are also just stupid enough to remain victims.

Random Trivia:
Gary George, an Australian man who killed his friend, allegedly copied scenes from The Loved Ones while torturing his mate.

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mab
mab
June 23, 2022 7:54 pm

Good Movie …EFM … Well worth the watch!

mab
mab
June 23, 2022 7:56 pm

Thanks for sharing!

lulu
lulu
June 23, 2022 8:41 pm

this was very fun to watch, thanks :))

J
J
June 23, 2022 11:31 pm

Fantastic! thanks for adding this one

Party floor
Party floor
June 25, 2022 1:57 am

Fun film, effects good, disappointing ending. Would recommend.

iggy
iggy
June 26, 2022 5:23 am

This one’s got style

Thinkstr
Thinkstr
June 26, 2022 12:50 pm

Ooh, I liked that a lot more than I expected

iggy
iggy
Reply to  Thinkstr
June 26, 2022 8:27 pm

It was pretty damn good, wasn’t it? After watching Prisoners on this site, seeing our protagonist get up out of that underground dungeon was cathartic! And so was that internal symmetry at the close of the film.

Regan MacNeil
Regan MacNeil
June 27, 2022 6:08 am

Lola’s so beautiful . . . Any man would be lucky to be her boyfriend.

fred
fred
June 27, 2022 3:18 pm

great movie

Hex
Hex
June 27, 2022 3:19 pm

Great film.. definitely worth the watch

nope
nope
June 27, 2022 3:31 pm

Feminist movie of all time. love this

Vampire Cat
Vampire Cat
Reply to  nope
July 2, 2022 12:02 am

the most disturbing thing i’ve seen on this site is that statement.

lu
lu
June 27, 2022 6:31 pm

one of my favorite movies !!

jersey devil
jersey devil
June 30, 2022 7:55 am

Yes… yes!!! So glad to finally see this gem on EUM!! truly one of the greats.

Aurelia
Aurelia
July 4, 2022 11:46 am

I actually liked Sean Byrne’s other movie – The Devil’s Candy – more than this one. and its a short watch too

jack surf
jack surf
July 6, 2022 11:02 pm

great movie not to heavy to watch while you are fuckin with other things on your desk …the musical back ground is great ..the dude who is dating the stoner is great …I. give it a thumbs up not to be missed

Father Death
Father Death
August 6, 2022 5:32 pm

Very impressed! A worthwhile watch.