Teeth (18)

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Time Out says

Tue Jun 17 2008

I only hope this was conceived as a different beast to how it turned out: a risible B-horror about a vulnerable young suburban girl, Dawn (Jess Weixler), who is member of a chastity group with overtones of ‘True Love Waits’ and who is plagued with a man-eating vagina. Yes, Dawn has genitals with teeth. Some ancient myths might talk about vagina dentata, as writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein clumsily quotes, but he may as well be basing ‘Jackass’ on Plato.

Dawn’s fangs come to life whenever sex is forced or unpleasurable: her first victim is a boyfriend who lures her to a cave; another is a gynaecologist who likes his job too much. I think Lichtenstein thinks he’s throwing a gift to womanhood – all the men who Dawn bites are sleazeballs or rapists, and there’s a gory focus on dismembered, er, members – but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen rape, incest or abuse dealt with so vapidly.
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Rated:

18

UK release:

Fri Jun 20, 2008

Duration:

93 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Mitchell Lichtenstein

Screenwriter:

Mitchell Lichtenstein

Cast:

Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Ashley Springer, Josh Pais

Cinematography:

Wolfgang Held

Music:

Robert Miller

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jack

mate this film is the best ive seen i nyears absoutly amazing your the ones wioth problemas get a life dickhead

jack

mate this film is the best ive seen i nyears absoutly amazing your the ones wioth problemas get a life dickhead

paul

might appeal to 13 yr old girls and men hating feminists/ but its rubbish

Peter

I got dragged in to see this one by the girlfriend. Well, I could say that I can't wait until they make a film where a guy's bits suddenly turn into a multi-bladed jagged knife (like those the Klingons use) the moment he gets inside a girl and then proceeds to rip her bits to pieces. Then I could write a review of how we all squealed with laughter at the 'awesome' gory parts, and then recommend that every 15 year old boy should go and see it - - - - Or I could seriously question the sick minds, personalities and motives of the women that go to see a film like Teeth and exclaim with glee that they find male genital mutilation 'Hilarious'! Seriously depraved topic for seriously depraved audience.

Barbara

Ha! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! teeth. Lol. This was a great film. I like Willies.

Barbara

Ha! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! teeth. Lol. This was a great film. I like Willies.

Joy

For the most part I agree with Julie L although to my mind it was very true to life (except of course that vagina dentata do not exist, but the scenarios (sadistic gynaecologists and exploitative boyfriends and other assorted males were very familiar). Don't get me wrong, of course there are decent men (even in the film her stepfather was such a man) but the film was about insensitive and sexually predatory males and, in that sense, it was highly accurate. Sarah - at first I *did* think it should be a 12A or certainly a 15 but when I woke up the next morning and had a flashback to a couple of scenes I thought well maybe it *did* warrant the 18 rating after all. If they just removed two or three short clips, however, certainly the majority of the film was suitable for 12A. I thought the actress very good, she was very convincing.

Joy

For the most part I agree with Julie L although to my mind it was very true to life (except of course that vagina dentata do not exist, but the scenarios (sadistic gynaecologists and exploitative boyfriends and other assorted males were very familiar). Don't get me wrong, of course there are decent men (even in the film her stepfather was such a man) but the film was about insensitive and sexually predatory males and, in that sense, it was highly accurate. Sarah - at first I *did* think it should be a 12A or certainly a 15 but when I woke up the next morning and had a flashback to a couple of scenes I thought well maybe it *did* warrant the 18 rating after all. If they just removed two or three short clips, however, certainly the majority of the film was suitable for 12A. I thought the actress very good, she was very convincing.

usman khawaja

i really could not find much not to like about this dark comedy and the audience were enjoying it immensely for the tiny budget it is made on ,but it is definitely tongue in cheek humor with it's vagina dentata and it certainly makes for a dark comedy with a moralist urban edge to it,i think the movie is very entertaining and has a wicked sense of humor which the british will definitely appreciate ,it was definitely not dull though slack in pace at times but it definitely delivered the message though why are some people finding the graphics offensive is beyond me as it is meant to be disgusting and it would be a failure if it did not get tasteless at times ,but it is a clever mockery of the sex culture of today and it works in a basic way ,i can understand why women love it certainly because it makes them feel stronger in the battle of sexes where they are meant to be the weaker sex ,this is a new way of looking at the angle of DATE RAPE and it works too .

kay

i am going to see this film 2night i read the reviews an it sounds pretty good.

kay

i am going to see this film 2night i read the reviews an it sounds pretty good.

Sofie

This film looks goos, and quite hilarious. I think its a bit random.. how did someone come up with that kind of plot??? Meh- i just want to know what happens in the end XD

Sarah

omg - am not old enuf 2 c this fil - but ii really wana ! sounds absolutely hilarious ! lmfao - wish it wo a 12A doo yoo think it shud b ppl ? - btw am 14 lol lya xoxox

Sarah

omg - am not old enuf 2 c this fil - but ii really wana ! sounds absolutely hilarious ! lmfao - wish it wo a 12A doo yoo think it shud b ppl ? - btw am 14 lol lya xoxox

charlie roberts

i think the film was brilliant i was so impressed with the effects of the i would love to have sex with her

charlie roberts

i think the film was brilliant i was so impressed with the effects of the i would love to have sex with her

sam

Top class movie. Funny, sick & disguisting, what else can you ask for. I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone!

sam

Top class movie. Funny, sick & disguisting, what else can you ask for. I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone!

DB

This film is pointless. The IDEA of B-Movie / Horror / Slasher flicks is that they don't try too hard. This does... it is a vile film with a loose plot and a frankly laughable "Baddie". Women won't like the "Rape" and men won't like seeing people having their bits lopped off. No one will like the acting. 0/10

jm

this film was horrible.. i dnt understand why n e 1 would wanna go n watch it.. it found it perverted and discusting to watch.. i wanted to go within the first half hour and it had a crapo ending.. however i did find some things quite funni n if you got a rele sick mind and sick humour its defiently a film to watch but some scene are quite disturbing!

Brian

i thought this film was so F**king sick its was funny, sorry about the french lol. i dont no why the rating is so low i think its because the man or women who sets the reveiws is a little sad he/she did this a few times on films i thought were shere class ie superhero movies is more or less beter then scary movies. if you want a good laugh and want to kringe at the same time see this movie.

Brian

i thought this film was so F**king sick its was funny, sorry about the french lol. i dont no why the rating is so low i think its because the man or women who sets the reveiws is a little sad he/she did this a few times on films i thought were shere class ie superhero movies is more or less beter then scary movies. if you want a good laugh and want to kringe at the same time see this movie.

Julie L

I loved this film & people who take offence to this must be humourless! It's supposed to be a B movie, tongue in cheek horror/comedy. Ok the acting isn't Oscar worthy but as a woman I came out feeling empowered and rather happy that the female lead had some balls for a change & wasn’t some wet fish victim. Also I haven't laughed so much in ages. I don't why this has got such a low rating here - I saw it with the 4* rating it deserves in another daily paper. Go see it and prepare for some moments that you know are coming but are handled so deftly that they still make you choke on your popcorn ! Embrace the corniness !

Julie L

I loved this film & people who take offence to this must be humourless! It's supposed to be a B movie, tongue in cheek horror/comedy. Ok the acting isn't Oscar worthy but as a woman I came out feeling empowered and rather happy that the female lead had some balls for a change & wasn’t some wet fish victim. Also I haven't laughed so much in ages. I don't why this has got such a low rating here - I saw it with the 4* rating it deserves in another daily paper. Go see it and prepare for some moments that you know are coming but are handled so deftly that they still make you choke on your popcorn ! Embrace the corniness !

Aaron

This is a good film and i would recomend it, i dont know why it has 1 star when films like the shining and the exorcist are so highly rated and they are just like this - unbelivable and deals with emotcion problems all teens deal with it if you were gonna watch it then dont be put off by the bad reviews its a good film

Claire

The entire idea of the second rate horror film is ludicrous and frankly laughable. How anyone could take this seriously is beyond me. It's vile, graphic and incredibly dull. The writer must have been looking for a quick buck and had very little inspiration. Eiter that or they are sexually frustrated.

DEE

Please, are you serious!!! My god is this what film makers are churning out now!! How terribly low, cheap and crap can you get. Grow up!!!!!!!!!