Allure

2017

Drama / Romance / Thriller

16
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 44%
IMDb Rating 4.8 10 757

Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
Downloaded 77,770 times
March 27, 2018 at 07:35 PM

Director

Cast

Evan Rachel Wood as Laura Drake
Denis O'Hare as William
Maxim Roy as Nancy
720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
884.47 MB
1280*598
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 45 min
P/S 8 / 25
1.67 GB
1920*896
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 45 min
P/S 3 / 23

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Asif Khan (asifahsankhan) 7 / 10

Twisty erotic thriller!

Evan Rachel Wood stars in this twisty erotic thriller about a cleaner who strikes up a friendship with a client's daughter.

A woman sits up and inhales. This is the first thing we see in Allure, the feature debut of brothers Carlos and Jason Sanchez, previously best known for their work in photography. "What the hell's wrong with you, you crazy bitch!" a man tells the woman, after they have had disengaged, violent intercourse that puts her very much on top and leaves him feeling exploited and emasculated.

Allure may open with a sex scene, but it is defiantly unsexy: mechanical, angry, abusive, and ending abruptly in the frustration of both participants. The woman is 30-year-old Laura (Evan Rachel Wood), a house cleaner working for the company owned by William (Denis O'Hare). When we first meet William, he seems to be an old ex of hers - but we soon learn that he is actually her father, anxiously indulging her destructive sexual behaviours with co-workers and others out of familial obligation. "Anyone else would be fired for this," he says - but he keeps her on, and keeps an eye on her.

Meanwhile, Laura is drawn to 16-year-old Eva (Julie Sarah Stone), who is deeply unhappy that she must move in with the new boyfriend of her cosseting mother (whose house Laura cleans). "You don't have to let your mother make your decisions for you, or control your life," Laura reassures Eva, with an irony that will only gradually become apparent, and so she encourages Eva to move in with her instead, without telling anyone. As police search for Eva, Laura shifts from being cool big sister to controlling mother - with an inappropriate sexual element coming between the women as well - and Eva finds herself a prisoner, physically but also psychologically.

Allure is the story of an abusive relationship (or of two, actually). For as we watch Laura manipulating, gaslighting and emotionally blackmailing her confused and sexually inexperienced young ward, it is clear that this is a replay of Laura's own traumatic loss of innocence. If Laura, in all her isolation and conflicted neediness, becomes 'sugar mama' to Eva, she also has a sugar daddy who is giving her employment and accommodation both to assuage his own guilt and to keep her close.

Shot by Sara Mishara in (mostly) long shots and subdued colours, Allure adopts a certain clinical distance from its three main characters which somehow - paradoxically - both eschews moral judgement and invites sympathy. Everyone here is caught in the toxic damage of someone else's desperation, and although the film is for the most part rigorously realist in its presentation, occasional shots of someone (it is too dark to tell who exactly) sinking and drowning in liquid shift the film's themes of emotional suffocation to the realm of metaphor.

Allure sets itself up to be an erotic thriller, but is all the better for avoiding cheap bunny boiler tropes, and instead focusing on character. Though hardly new, the notion that nobody abuses like a victim is here intensified by breath-taking performances all-round.

Reviewed by alii-64615 2 / 10

Cold and quiet and weird movie...

There are some movie mistakes like there are so many darky scenes and I mean by darky ( very darky ) that I have some trouble trying to look clearly into the darkness , movie is good , but it needed more sensation and more characters , also the movie is somehow boring that needed some moving scenes that can attract the audience into the film because it's very quiet. after all , Evan Rachel wood's acting is very good and accurate to her film character

Reviewed by Moviecritic 1 / 10

Started promising, but then...

It became messy. The constant out of nowhere outbursts. I wish the script had been better structured, because it had potential.

If you are going to tease the audience with the seductive trailer, then you also need to show some of it, but unfortunately it kept getting cut short of anything ever happening, which you'll know what I am talking about if you see it.

The writers/directors should have focused on the relationship between Laura and the teenage girl, but it just seemed to go into other directions that it didn't need to. It could have been a better film with the manipulative relationship between the older women and the teenage girl and raising the stakes of her wanting to leave or be discovered.

It just got weirder and weirder. And the acting was good, so it's just a shame. There were a lot of calm moments and then out of nowhere -- craziness -- and not in a good way.

The subject matter was just not handled right. The movie just went down hill, fast - unfortunately. Just too many things happened that weren't believable.

Read more IMDb reviews

2 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment