5ive Girls Movie Review
5ive Girls (2006)
Directed By: Warren P. Sonoda (Puck Hogs)
Available on dvd and Netflix Instant View
Reviewer: Chuck Conry
Well looks like we are dealing with demons and possession today kids! So grab your crosses and snuggle up close to your computer because if you are like me this subject matter tends to be a little bit more freaky than all the rest!
There’s a long story why these movies give me an uneasy feeling and it all has to do with the movie The Exorcist, now I’ve told it before on my site so I won’t bother getting back into it here, but let’s just say that 5ive Girls is NO Exorcist!
Allow me to let my dear friend IMDB sum the plot for this baby up.. In St. Marks catholic boarding school for girls, the religious student Elizabeth is attacked by evil forces and disappears from the classroom and the impotent Father Drake is incapable of saving her. The school is closed and five years later it is reopened. Five troubled unwanted girls – Alex, Mara, the blind Cecilia, Leah and Connie – are left by their family in the institution, severely directed by the headmistress Miss Pearce with hands of iron. Father Drake is their teacher and the girls are forbidden to go to the mysterious third floor. When Alex has visions of the possessed Elizabeth, weird things happen in the spot and the girls have to fight against a legion of two thousand demons.
Well one thing I can for sure say about this is the ladies are hot!
Also it stars Ron Perlman as Father Drake so you know the acting in his case is on point. I was somewhat shocked to see him pop up in this movie seeing as how I had never heard of it and also seeing how he is a pretty top notch actor, but it’s good to see when he isn’t dressing up as Hell Boy he is finding work (yeah I know he’s on a TV show)..Just sadly not work that is as good as that.
The movie follows code for most films dealing with this type of stuff and it tosses in some more modern day stuff as well with a more teen friendly soundtrack and it even tries very very hard (and at times fails) to be all cute with it’s dialogue. I think it would have served the movie better to have played it more serious myself. I can deal with a film that’s either all the way scary or all the way funny, mixing in a dash of the later with the first doesn’t always come across too well.
I can’t say that the movie is flat out bad, it’s just kinda awkward. Who would think in the clutches of horror and demons from hell running around one would have time for commenting one’s art work at drawing a circle on the floor or make the effort for lesbian over-tones?!..Well apparently these little ladies in this movie do.
But it keeps your attention well enough, and the CGI doesn’t bother me too bad even with me hating any time a film uses it for blood. I’d say you could do a lot worse for a possession movie but you could also do tons better as well…But Ron is fun to watch as always.
As stated above it’s not too bad it’s just not that great. I’d say
it’s worthy of your time if you need to rent something sometime and you have nothing else but don’t look to get blowed away..Unless you like lesbian over-tones..might be why I’m so forgiving in some parts of it.
The Rating (5.5/10)