April 18, 2013 by rachelcmann
Honestly, I only even heard about this movie because I follow Katee Sackhoff and Seth Green on Twitter. They’ve been promoting because it just came out on DVD recently, and since I’m a fan of theirs I decided to check it out.
This film is what they call ‘contained’ as the vast majority of takes place in a bar. There are a handful of flashback shots, which they probably could have done without. So how do you make a compelling film with five people sitting around a table? Well the answer in Sexy Evil Genius is to create mystery via a character who is completely, wildly unpredictable. Katee Sackhoff plays Nikki, a woman whose sanity is questionable (and questioned in the movie). She has gathered together a handful of her ex-lovers to introduce them to her fiancee and to generally screw with their heads. Throughout the film you are just as confused as the characters about her intentions and what will happen next. Which is what makes it so thrilling to watch a few people reminisce.
Personally I think the last couple of scenes could have been cut altogether, leaving a bit more final mystery but overall it was an enjoyable way to spend 90 minutes. Containment is a hard thing for a writer to overcome, but it also inherently creates conflict, which is interesting and compelling. It’s not a film I would necessarily recommend seeking out, but if it’s there and you want something a little different give it a shot.
- Katee Sackhoff Talks SEXY EVIL GENIUS, Giving a Verbal Smackdown, Crafting a Strong Character, RIDDICK, the All-Female EXPENDABLES Movie, More (collider.com)
- Watch Inspirational Screenwriter Scott Lew Write A Movie Without Typing or Talking (slashfilm.com)
- Interview: Katee Sackhoff Talks About Her Crazy Brilliant Dangerous Characters (geek-news.mtv.com)