Sunday, May 31, 2015

Movie Review: Patch Town

Starring: Zoie Palmer (“Lost Girl,” Sex After Kids), Rob Ramsay (“Blue Mountain State”) and Julian Richings (Cube, Wrong Turn). OPENS FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2015 in New York at Cinema Village with a national release to follow.  Also available day and date on iTunes and other digital platforms on June 5th.

Story Line: In North American folklore the stork delivers babies, but in Russian folklore, babies are born in the cabbage patch. Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, PATCH TOWN tells the story of Jon (Rob Ramsay), who has lived a sad life as an oppressed worker at a factory where hundreds of cabbage babies are born. Work on the assembly line is a thankless task of shucking, picking, and processing newborns to go out into the world and to their new adoptive mothers. But when Jon discovers the awful secret that he and all the indentured workers are actually grown-up and discarded toys, he’ll have to take on a villainous corporation to reunite with his long-lost mother, protect his new found family, and finally find freedom.

My Thoughts: Movie starts with the main character Jon at the Patch factory. He is opening the cabbages and taking out the babies. CREEPY!!! He breaks into song as he walks out due to his shift ending and one of his friends is beat by security for trying to steal one of the cabbages (babies). I did not realize that this movie was a musical. The creepy back story of the babies being made into the cabbage dolls gives you chills. The dolls would go to little girls but the dolls were aware and the dolls would be collected back once the girls grew out of playing with them. The doll maker would turns the kids back. 

The movie has a Labyrinth feel to it. It has the evil overlord and the hero who is just looking for their happiness. The singing really cinches this movie and I am amazed to be saying that as I am not huge on musicals.

This movie is great and has the perfect making for a cult classic. The pace is just right. There are moments that make you laugh and you are happy when Jon is finally reunited with his "mom". You cheer for Jon to be successful in the real world. Overall I look forward to hearing how others have enjoyed this movie.

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