In "Black Rock," a female-fueled thriller, Sarah (Kate Bosworth) wants to make amends with two childhood friends by pitching a tent with them on a small Maine island where the three women once camped as kids. "We are all dying," Sarah tells Lou (
After a trio of dishonorably discharged vets crashes the women's campfire and a drunken hookup goes deathly awry, it's girls-versus-boys to see which gender will survive. Under the circumstances, that makes Abby's refusal to forgive Lou for sleeping with her ex-boyfriend seem silly, though not as silly as the film's bluff that in 24 hours, these Star magazine-loving ladies will become angry, naked nymphs who whittle their own spears.
Writer-director-star Aselton (whose 2010
Aselton, you sure have a purty mouth, but what are you trying to say?
"Black Rock." Rated R for some strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and brief graphic nudity. Running time: 1 hour, 23 minutes. Playing in limited release.