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Blu-ray Review: "Love Me",
This review is from: Love Me [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
There's always room for another "psycho-guy goes nuts over uninterested ex-girlfriend" thriller. Audiences love these types of "who-dun-it" films. Anchor Bay Films isn't ashamed to participate in putting the next one out either. Their newest release in the genre, "Love Me," will air on the Lifetime Movie Network over and over again in a few months guaranteeing them a fat wad of cash for rights.
Sylvia Potter (Lindsey Shaw) falls head over heels for quiet rich boy Lucas Green (Jamie Johnston). Things get complicated when she, her friends, and family discover he's the prime suspect in the disappearance of a 16-year old girl (Kristina Elliott) in the neighboring town of Ridgedale. Lucas swears he had nothing to do with it. Can their love survive the investigation and turmoil? More importantly, can Sylvia survive through it all?
"Love Me" is exactly what it appears to be when picking it up in the video store or at Redbox. It's a PG-13 thriller which appeals to anyone who watches the prime-time shows on TeenNick, The CW, and ABC Family. It isn't completely devoid of fun. This movie gives me the same type of guilty pleasure I receive from watching "Pretty Little Liars." I should be too sophisticated to enjoy it, but I just can't help myself.
The cast definitely draws its target audience to "Love Me." Lindsey Shaw from "Pretty Little Liars," "10 Things I Hate About You," and ''Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" heads up the cast. ''Degrassi: The Next Generation's" Jamie Johnston takes on the role of the mysterious suspect Lucas Green. Jean-Luc Bilodeau of ''Baby Daddy'' and ''Kyle XY'' plays Sylvia's best friend Harry Townsend. You can't get more teen-oriented than those shows.
The high-definition audio and video transfers for "Love Me's" Blu-ray release will please viewers. The movie was shot in HD, so the picture is clean and the colors are as vibrant as they're meant to be. The 5.1 surround mix distributes the movie's soundtrack, dialogue, and sound effects evenly.
Special features for "Love Me' are relatively sparse. There are two featurettes entitled "'Love Me:' Behind the Scenes" and "'Love Me:' Stories from the Set." The first one includes cast and crew talking about the film. The second one contains cast and crew interviews and bloopers.
Teenagers looking for more examples of angst and drama aimed at them will enjoy "Love Me." However, its audience isn't limited to just them. Anyone who enjoys a good low-budget thriller in the tradition of the TV movies you see on Lifetime will delight in this as well.