How great is the poster for the new “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” horror look? (thumbnail to your left, bigger version below, along with the trailer) Nice! Although I shouldn’t call “Mandy Lane” (which seems to be the new title it’s going with, or should, as “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” gives you the idea this is some lame teen romcom) “new”, because IMDB.com lists it as a 2006 movie, which means it’s either been playing the festival circuits for close to a year or it’s been in post for that long. Since there are plenty of reviews for the film already, I’m going to go with the former. So what’s it about?
Mandy Lane. Beautiful. Untouched. High school royalty waiting to be crowned. Since the dawn of Junior year, men have tried to possess her. Some have even died in reckless pursuit of this 16-year-old Texas angel. Chloe and Red invite Mandy out to Red’s family ranch for the weekend. Mandy sees it as an excellent opportunity to cement her new friendships. The boys see it as an opportunity to finally get with Mandy Lane. Driving across the Texas landscape, the kids begin to gently chip away at the wall that surrounds her. Joints are smoked. A keg is stolen off a beer truck. Pills are crushed to fine powder and inhaled. Mandy observes it all with the gentle interest of a foreign tourist. And they love her for it. At the ranch, all the boys start to make their move–each one hoping to be the first to attain the unattainable Mandy Lane. However, as night falls and the booze, drugs, and hormones take over, things are said and advances made which can never be reversed. Suddenly, sweet Mandy finds herself pit in a brutal struggle for survival against someone whose interest she has rejected. Forget reading, writing and arithmetic; in high school, learning to be yourself and not succumbing to peer pressure is the ultimate test. And this is one exam that Mandy is determined not to fail.
Starring Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Michael Welch, Edwin Hodge, Aaron Himelstein, and directed by Jonathan Levine.
“Mandy Lane” seduces the boys July 20th, 2007.
The trailer, pics, and poster for “Mandy Lane” comes from the film’s Myspace site:
And the very tantalizing poster:
Images from the movie: