Teeth (2007) (DVD Review)

(2007) (DVD Review)
Director:  Mitchell Lichtenstein

Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an “adaptation.” She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don’t kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when she breaks it off unexpectedly with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset?

Well here we have a very good comedic horror film that I was late to the party on. Sex is a cool thing as I’m sure most of you know. But that first time is a big deal and can get downright scary in some situations. This is a film that flips the script on that and makes it both frightening and hilarious all at the same time. Our lead character Dawn who is played by Jess Wexler is an outstanding character and is driven by an outstanding performance. It’s a memorable movie with tons of memorable characters and scenes. We have a near perfect mix of gore and comedy to help keep you on your toes.

Dealing in the most part with sex and sexual situations this film naturally is loaded with sexual content. I don’t know if I’d call it tasteful by any means, but it was greatly entertaining and fun to watch. The film starts off in a somewhat shocking and tense way and never does disappoint at all while the film is running. Like I said before I was late to the party on finally seeing this one, but now that I have seen it I think it’s one of the better films of its time.

(8/10)