Now this here is a sour little slice (sorry) of discomfort. Telling the stories of 3 people whose affects range from depressed to unfeeling to psychotic, Cutting Moments packs a lot of awful into its brief (29 minutes) running time. The film looks kind of grimy in a good way and the depressing music helps set the mood.
You've probably heard of this movie before. It's best known for showing a woman rubbing her lips with a Chore Boy and then cutting them off with scissors. And it's truly disgusting. I can't abide watching the surgery channel on TV. I almost faint when I accidentally cut myself with a paring knife. Movie gore, though? No big deal. But this one? Almost intolerable.
The kicker is that the most graphic parts of this movie aren't really the most unsettling. It's a genuinely sad story - the pain of knowing the dreams you started out with when you fell in love with someone have died. In this case, it's even worse because a child has been seriously harmed along the way. I mean sure, the way things end up is pretty ridiculous. But the dour nature of this family's predicament/s is pretty rough to take even before the blood starts flowing. If you haven't seen this one yet, it's on youtube. Consider checking it out.
Tomorrow: Don't Go in the House