A 666-Character Review of ‘Prevenge’
Very pregnant Ruth takes orders from her unborn child to kill each of the people responsible for her partner’s death. Her fetus threatens death in a high pitched voice if disobeyed. Prevenge is laugh out loud funny with a dark and twisted sense of humor. Alice Lowe, who wrote and directed the film in addition to starring as Ruth, brings a clumsy quality to the assassinations, dry humor, and real emotions of loss and grief running underneath. She captures how a woman’s body feels not quite her own when pregnant in a much darker way than how the much too cheery midwife describes in condescending platitudes. Ruth usually casts a sarcastic, surly facade, so her moments of murderous mania contrast in comparison and show her feelings underneath. Prevenge is a weird, funny revenge film with heart.