Friday, July 2, 2010

Thirst (2008)

I have no idea why it took so long for this movie to come out on DVD.  I liked this flick.  I've been seeing a lot of movies lately with strong female leads and I appreciate this trend immensely. 

Thirst (not to be confused with the vampire movie of the same name) is more a thriller/drama than a straight horror movie.  Noelle (Lacey Chabert), her husband Bryan, and couple Tyson and Atheria are on vacation.  Noelle is a med student and is having trouble relaxing on the vacay.  She's also not feeling too hot, and her husband is getting quite frustrated.

Atheria is a model and Tyson is a photographer.  Tyson, who isn't really the brightest crayon in the box, thinks it would be a great idea to go to a spot out in the desert for a bikini photo shoot of Atheria.  Noelle is not really on board, but tags along to appease her husband. 

80 miles from the nearest civilization, the group hangs out and does the photoshoot.  But when quiz-kid Tyson decides to drive around some rocks for a better shot, disaster strikes.  He rolls their truck down a ravine, wrecking it.  The four become stranded in the desert with no food and little water.  As the desert heats up and their supplies dwindle, they are forced to make difficult decisions and begin to turn on each other.

This movie was definitely low-budget and could have used some improvements, but I liked it.  It was a dramatic story, the acting was decent, and the ending was pretty good too.  They should have left the wolf out of it though because that was just stupid.

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