Homewrecker (2019) reviews, red band trailer and now on release

 
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‘Girls just want to have fun’

Homewrecker is a 2019 Canadian comedy horror feature film about two women that befriend each other, only for one to become obsessed with the other.

The movie was directed by Zach Gayne from a screenplay co-written with Precious Chong and Alex Essoe (Doctor Sleep; Starry Eyes), both of whom star, alongside Kris Siddiqi.

Plot:

Michelle (Alex Essoe) meets Linda (Precious Chong) at a yoga class. Linda’s wide-eyed enthusiasm is clearly off-putting, but Michelle’s aversion to conflict makes it difficult for her to brush off the increasingly pushy woman. Things escalate once Linda asks Michelle to redecorate her home and refuses to let her leave…

Release:

Homewrecker will be released in the USA on digital and DVD on July 3, 2020, via Uncork’d Entertainment and Dark Star Pictures. The film will also be opening in select drive-in theaters.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Gayne and the stars were able to make this story lively, interesting, and quirky enough that the 76 minutes fly by. Along the way, we also gradually learn that there’s a surprising depth to the story. Captivating and amusing, with some shocking explosions of violence, Homewrecker is well worth checking out.” Arrow in the Head

“The ending gives a satisfying finish to the battle of wills, but it’s marred a bit by familiar reveals we’ve seen before. Even still, Gayne and these two fearless leading ladies have unleashed a warped thriller that will leave you laughing and cringing.” Bloody Disgusting

“The running time whizzes by only to be capped off by a dragged-across-carpet apartment brawl that makes use of every household weapon imaginable from hair curlers to dildos. Ok, maybe Homewrecker is a little funnier because two women wrote it. A sledgehammer is featured heavily as well, so really, there’s something for everyone.” Dread Central

” …it’s gleefully uncomfortable and very effective in teasing out the ways that women justify abusive and cruel behaviour, as well as the absurdity of the messages society sends them about how to get along. Gayne’s Technicolor palate lends it a manic edge and both leads are excellent, Chong naturally stealing the show but Essoe more than capable of holding her own in the less showy role.” Eye for Film

“Tightly comic, the film’s attention to aesthetic details on the level of music and image contribute to its delirious, watchable tone […] All of this is glued together by the two central performances: a demurely neurotic Alex Essoe and a manically obsessive Precious Chong.” Fantasia

Homewrecker is in turns hilarious, awkward and kind of heartbreaking. A simple setup and excellent writing, anchored by two great performances, Homewrecker is a lo-fi winner.”  Haddonfield Horror

” …you will probably guess a few of the plot twists ahead of time, but it doesn’t matter. You’re in it with the two lead characters so it’s only natural that you come to the same conclusions that they do. Wherever you get the chance, you should definitely check out Homewrecker.Heaven of Horror

“If you’re in the mood for something a little unusual with some stellar female leads then Homewrecker is the film for you. A triumph of indie filmmaking, one that isn’t afraid to wear its kookiness on its sleeve.” The Hollywood News

“The actresses, who also co-wrote the script with Gayne, do a fine job of embodying intelligent, empathetic people who are intent on getting on with the next step of their lives. What, exactly, that will differ vastly for each of them, but it’s a sheer treat to watch them dance in and around the dialogue, as well as the shifting nature of their characters.” Screen Anarchy

“Precious Chong really impressed me, playing a character who goes back and forth from dangerously psychotic to sad and tragic. She has to keep selling us on both sides of Linda’s personality as much of the script depends on us not knowing how to feel about her. Essoe also does a great job with the changes her character is put through. But Homewrecker gives Chong much more of a showcase.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

Precious Chong … Linda
Alex Essoe … Michelle
Kris Siddiqi … Robert / Bobby

Technical details:

74 minutes

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