Sunday, May 7, 2017

Pet (2016)

Were you wondering what happened to Dominic Monaghan after Lost?  Well, fear not, Pet has the answer for you!  Monaghan plays Seth, an awkward guy that works at an animal shelter.  One day, on his bus commute, he spots Holly (Ksenia Solo), who he went to high school with.  He becomes infatuated with her, visiting her at work, sending flowers, and following her on a visit to her ex-boyfriend.

When he discovers an abandoned area of the animal shelter, he sets to building a steel cage, with the intention of imprisoning Holly.  What starts out as the typical obsessed guy locks up unsuspecting girl story takes an interesting turn.  As it so happens, Holly is not really as innocent as she first seems to be.

While it would seem that Seth has the upper hand in the relationship, as time goes on, the two begin to test each other.  As Seth's performance slips at work, his connection to the shelter is in jeopardy.  Not to mention that he's not doing such a great job at keeping his basement visits discreet.

Honestly this movie was just kind of unbelievable.  The whole snatching a girl and locking her up thing has obviously been done before, but her backstory, and his obsession with "saving" her was just too far-fetched.  Not to mention the ongoing love diatribes...and body part requests? (wtf.)  And then for him to make the "sacrifice"? No one loves a crazy bitch that much.