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Basically, Barton plays a jilted ex-girlfriend of a popular, very friendly and charismatic college athlete. The athlete returns home for his old high school's homecoming with his new girlfriend, and Barton does not approve. At first, she appears to accept the turn of events, and begins to befriend the new girlfriend. But her true intentions become revealed sooner rather than later - and you can guess what they are by simply viewing the cover art of the film.
Aside from the two female leads (Barton and Stroup), the acting is okay at best, which is typical for a b-movie. There is a decent amount of suspense and drama, but not really a whole lot of exciting twists and turns. The film moves along at a steady pace and it entertains, which is all a movie like this is intended to do. Barton is solid in the lead role, much moreso than in some of her other more recent films. Overall, if you're a fan of drama, campy violence, and obsessed lovers turned evil, than this will make the perfect rental for you. I would suggest it as a rental rather than a full purchase, though, because as you might have gathered, there's nothing here worth viewing on repeated occasions. 3.5 stars.
1. The acting is meh, not really crappy but nothing stupendous
2. Whoever wrote this screenplay must have been really inspired by Stephen King's Misery because this movie is like the ugly stick beaten step-child to Misery
3. I call movies like this the "not another 'horror' movie" (instead of not another teen movie) because it's all the same predictable crap, and my favourite part is how Hollywood always casts some skinny little actress that manages to take beatings from men twice their size?? What are the male actors just as anorexic as their female co-stars and they're just getting padding and airbrushed muscles or something? What I am missing?!
Bottom line, don't expect anything new or amazing from this movie, I would only recommend watching this if there is NOTHING else. C-
On the night of their reunion something terrible happens to Elizabeth. That is when Shelby gets a chance to make her former boyfriend hers again. Shelby, obsessed with the idea, would never let this opportunity go.
Though pretty tight and well-acted, "Homecoming" is a disappointing thriller. The film borrows so many things from other films, and it is not a thrilling experience to watch all three principal characters doing stupid mistakes: Why leave your girlfriend there? Why leave the door open? Why not smash the window? Why not fight back?
Those who are looking for silly, over-the-top, campy movies should look elsewhere. The story is silly, but Mischa Barton's performance itself is fine and convincing. The acting of other actors is not bad, and the photography is decent. The script is clichéd, formulaic and built on incredible premise and coincidences, but the film itself is professionally done and somehow I was not bored. I also liked the fry pan scene. Nice way of using it.
The list of thrillers about obsessed female character may not be very long, but still is impressive - last year's "Obsessed," "Play Misty for Me" (Clint Eastwood's directorial debut), "The Crush" (starring Alicia Silverstone), "Single White Female," "Misery" and of course "Fatal Attraction." "Homecoming" is definitely not the best of this minor genre, and perhaps not the worst.
Not the best or worst of the genre. As with most of this sort of thriller, one wishes that the protagonists would incapacitate the villain the FIRST time they get the chance; on the other hand that would make for a seriously shortened feature.
Picture quality and sound quite good to excellent.
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In this movie, Mike (Matt Long) and Elizabeth (Jessica Stroup) are about to get a homecoming they’ll never forget. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Deitra Wedd
great movie loved the acting girl being bad who knew ? ha ha and Love hurts !Published 2 months ago by SGT.ROCK
If you have had a crazy Ex and can imagine the unthinkable this is the flick for you. A very misery like atmosphere. Not bad for athe all for a Bad flick.Published 3 months ago by Holly Benac
Homecoming was a bit slow, not gorey, and at certain points reminded me of Misery. The acting was pretty bad, but I've seen worse suspense films.Published 3 months ago by michael
This should not be classified as a horror, this is strictly drama. I thought it was pretty good, it kept me interested throughout. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Borealis