Let’s at least give the filmmakers credit for getting right to the point. Unfortunately you’ll spend the next 80 minutes or so wishing they hadn’t. The film is full of enough plot holes to pilot a starship through (one of the big ones). You get the sense right away that the characters really can’t stand each other, but then you’re expected to believe that one year after pissing each other off they’re going to get together for an intimate New Year’s Eve gathering. There’s an obvious attempt at th… classic Ten Little Indians scenario. The end twists take so long in developing that by the payoff you just don’t care anymore.
A group of five twentysomething “friends” reunite one year after an embarrassing party where a game called Taboo causes them to reveal fatal moral flaws in their character.
The audio is a completely mediocre Dolby Surround. There is no rear speaker signal. The bottom is non-existent. Highs are clear but don’t look for anything dynamic here.
The box reports the film is presented in the “Full Screen” format but the actual transfer is 1.85:1. The picture is very soft. It has a certain videotaped feel to it, although I suspect it was made on film. Colors are drab and blacks have almost no amount of depth to them at all. You’ll see a very low-budget feel to the entire film. On the bright side I found no artifacts or blemishes of any kind.
All you will find on this disc is a trailer.
The film begins by explaining what a “taboo” is. A list of examples should have included making this film. I didn’t care about any of these characters. With a total lack of redeeming qualities mixed with very bad acting, I was almost rooting for them to get whacked. Don’t even waste your rental money on this one. Nick Stahl says it best in the film’s beginning, “This is ridiculous”.
Special Features List
- Theatrical Trailer