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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

ALL THE WRONG FRIENDS REVIEW



A group of high school friends reunite for a vacation a year after graduating but find their relationships have changed - and after one of them turns up dead, suspicions and accusations fly. No one is safe once everyone suspects everyone else in this twist-filled thriller.

Starring: Nick Commella, Ricco Fajardo, and Tom Gelo

Directed by: Ryan Hawkins and Mark Kerins

Written by: Justin Amos, Sophia Basiliadis, Cydney Cox, Alyssa Evans, Ryan Kaul, Mark Kerins, Amanda Presmyk, and Adrien Vielder

  Some people are lucky enough to have life long friends, while others experience a revolving door of friends. Then there are those that get stabbed in the back by their so called friends. It’s really a shame when that happens, but it’s one of the things many learn while growing up. “All the Wrong Friends” features this kind of friendship that goes much further than just a stab in the back.
  Drew (Ricco Fajardo) and Nani (Krishna Smitha) seem to be the nice people in this group of friends. They just want to have a good time reuniting with some of the others, but unfortunately Logan (Sean O’Connor) joins the group and has plans of his own. He highjacks their trip by making a pitstop at his friend Mondo’s (Nick Commella) house. Mondo isn’t there so Logon insists they stay the night, and resume their trip in the morning.
  It’s ends up being a bad decision because someone ends up dead overnight, and that is only the beginning. No one knows how the death happened, and it’s not long before fingers are pointed at each other. Friendships start to be tested, and even more so when some strangers show up. It’s here the movie makes it seem like these strangers are the cause of all their problems. The strangers do have their reasons for being there, but they’re not the real problem. 
  Round and round it goes, all the friends pointing fingers at each other, and then things go from bad to worse. Friends start dying, and no one is really sure who the murderer is. To their credit, they do keep the audience guessing. There are limited choices, but several people could be the ultimate killer. 
  Overall, there’s some good here, but it could've been even better. For one, some of the connections or lack of a connection between some of the friends needed more explaining. The acting is just ok, which didn’t help in some cases. Still they did a good job hiding the killer, even though the reasoning behind it all might not be that exciting. “All the Wrong Friends” does pick up a lot during the final stretch and friends start dropping. With that, I give it 2 pools of blood.

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