Starring: Alex O’Loughlin, David No, Gabby Millgate, Jack Thompson, Matthew Le
Nevez, Patrick Thompson

Directed by: Brett Leonard

Story: This thriller follows a cop hunting a cyber-predator suspected of force-
feeding obese women to death


Review:

People have some crazy fetishes. You notice how in the porn industry that there is
marketing for pretty much everything? Foot fetishes and feeding sites are pretty
popular and have a nice cult like fallowing. To the average person it's pretty crazy,
but that's just how we are as human beings. We all have different tastes, that can
be said about everything. Even movies, we all can't seem to agree on the same
thing. It takes a lot to get under my skin. I've been watching horror movies my
whole life. I'm used to seeing blood and gore so nothing really seems to get to me.
However, there can be a few exceptions. I hardly picture myself looking away from
the screen because of the content that is shown. You would have to go very far to
make me feel dizzy or make my stomach turn. It would appear that I have found
one of those exceptions. This exception is called 'Feed' which is directed by Brett
Leonard. For those of you don't remember Brett, he's the same man who brought
us Lawnmower Man and Virtuosity. Unlike those other movies, Feed is no science
fiction flick. It's a sadistic thriller that is nasty in every sense of the word. This
thriller comes straight from Australia and is easily one of my new favorite foreign
films.

In this movie we follow a cop who is doing Internet research to see if he can solve
some crimes being committed online (talk about a lot of free time). During this
search he stumbles upon this American website devoted to fat-admiring men and
obese women called feeders and gainers. Basically the bad guy in the movie runs
this fetish porn site where people pay to see large women eating food and doing
other things kinky/pornographic things. The detective has a hunch that something
wrong is going on so he ends up flying to America. When he arrives the detective
ends up going after Michael. Michael runs the website and is now being hunted by
this detective under suspicion that he is a cyber-predator who is force feeding
obese women to death. What begins as a simple investigation turns into a total
nightmare as the detective figures out what's really going on with Michael and the
website.

It takes a lot to get me to look away from the screen because of content, and there
is plenty of stuff here to turn your stomach (no pun intended). Feed is a well made
thriller that will both shock and disturb you. I seriously have lost my appetite for an
entire week. This film made me look at food in a whole different way. To think that
the simple pleasure which keeps you alive can also kill you after a mass amount of
consumption. Lets be honest here, being obese just isn't healthy. There are so
many dangers when it comes to the sickness that is obesity. This movie will haunt
you to think that this kind of stuff happens in real life. Well maybe not exactly every
event which takes place in this movie, but obesity itself is a real thing and is a
growing epidemic in the United States of America. This movie plays a lot on that
very idea and it's just so powerful that it just may have a strong impact on you
after a viewing. I lost my appetite for sure after watching this movie, I didn't make
any of that up. Feed is one of the most disturbing movies I have ever seen.

You follow this character who gets his kicks from feeding obese women, which he
also does for a website. About half way through the picture you get to see these
flashbacks which basically show you that Michael is a sick human being. Seeing and
experiencing things as a kid can have a strong effect on you as you get older. This
frame runs on both sides of the picture. The detective in the movie has problems of
his own. It shows you that even the good guys can have troubled pasts. As you
can tell I became attached to the story from the very beginning. How could you
not? Looking at this film you can see that it's original. I haven't seen a movie like
this before, or at least not to this extent. Feed is a sick movie which has plenty of
gross content that would easily offend and disturb any normal human being. I've
been watching movies my whole life and this film really freaked me out. Feed deals
with realistic issues and crime that is hard to stomach (yet again I'm not trying to
make a pun).

Before I starting writing this review I did a little research to see what other people
thought about the movie. Most of the reviews I've read were negative ones. The
reasons for that were because the reviewers were so disturbed that they just
couldn't enjoy it. A much as I don't blame them I look at Feed in a totally different
way. I liked it a lot because of the content and the story. I thought Feed was a
really good movie. Sure it's not perfect, there were parts of the movie that could
have been much better. Especially near the end, it drags big time. The ending itself
is fantastic and it's a great pay off. I was happy with what I watched and it's
definitely a movie I recommend owning. It's been a while since I've actually
recommended a movie but if you ever get the chance to see this, TAKE IT. This is
one of the better movies I've seen this year. Everybody needs to see this, please
take my word for it. You have to see Feed at least once. Just be sure to eat before
watching it.


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Overall: 7/10
Genres: Crime, Thriller

Rated: Unrated

Country: Australia

Year: 2005

Runtime: 98 minutes

Studio: TLA Releasing

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