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Aro Recommended Relative Evil


aka: Ball in the House
USA 2002, 95 minutes
Dir. Tanya Wexler
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama, Suspense/Crime / Black Comedy, Independent


Aroview: Deceptively marketed as a kind of "wicked stepmother" thriller, this is instead a well-constructed, paranoid black comedy about a teenage alcoholic who returns from a rehab clinic to his screwed-up friends and family.

Played pretty sober yet oddly counterpointed by a playful score that signals it as satire, this is serious in message and its determination to keep the disturbing behaviour from going off the boil.

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  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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