Short Review: Pin.

Premise: (straight from imdb): A doctor has a lifelike, anatomically-correct medical dummy, with muscles and organs visible through its clear skin, named Pin (after Pinocchio). Via ventriloquism, Pin explains bodily functions in a way kids can relate to. When the over-strict doctor and his wife are killed in a car crash, his son (Leon) transfers his alter-ego into Pin, whom he always believed was alive. He starts using Pin as an excuse to over-protect his sister (Ursula) from admirers and deflect unwanted intrusions, even to the extent of committing murder.

Starring: David Hewlett, Terry O'Quinn, and Cynthia Preston.

My Reaction: I couldn't even figure out a way to give the premise... this movie was crazy. This movie is so bizarre and wrong on so many levels... from the father's need to use Pin as a means to explain the birds and the bees to the father almost forcing his son to watch his daughter's abortion to Leon's basically incest-based obsession with his sister. And there's more... so much more. This is one messed up family and one very strange movie. David Hewlett, who I love from pretty much any of his collaborations with Vincenzo Natali, does well here selling his insanity. And it was strange in-and-of-itself to see Terry O'Quinn (from LOST) with hair. I really can't even begin to get into reviewing this movie. So I'll just leave it at this: If you're into bizarre psychological thrillers, check out Pin. I assure you that you haven't seen anything like it before.


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