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Tumbles into the lamentable category of what happens when a movie is assembled for no reason other than to make money, and when everyone involved is doing it for the paycheck.
The film’s low profile makes it one of the summer’s best hidden surprises and it should please those who revel in the horror/comedy genre.
The movie’s charm comes from its ability to conjure up the innocence of the twilight of childhood; its humor arises from the adult perspective of certain not-so-innocent things.
Instead of being a song to lift the heart, "Ode to Joy" is a discordant, off-key tune that lasts too long.
It reminds us that female-centered gangster movies can be just as generic and forgettable as those featuring male characters.
Made by a movie-lover for movie-lovers. And even those who don’t qualify may still enjoy the hell out of it.
There are no real characters here, just quickly sketched stick figures in too-tight costumes that deliver a few solid laughs but not much more.
The movie doesn’t do anything well and it’s an open question why anyone would pay money to see a reworking of a premise that offers so little.