Looks That Kill – Movie Review
Director: Kellen Moore
Writer: Kellen Moore (Screenplay)
- Brandon Flynn
- Julia Goldani Telles (Slender Man)
- Annie Mumolo
- Ki Hong Lee
- Peter Scolari
Plot: The story of a teenage boy who deals with the ups and downs of being lethally attractive.
Runtime: 1 Hour 32 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Looks That Kill starts as we meet Max (Flynn) who has a rare condition that makes him lethally attractive. As Max is reaching his late teens, he starts to show more signs of his loneliness. His best friend Dan (Lee) looks to help him out.
Max meets a fellow lonely teen Alex (Telles) at the hospital and the two start hanging out. The pair learn they both have problems in their lives and getting too close could cause other problems.
Verdict on Looks That Kill
Looks That Kill is a romantic comedy jumping on the young love bandwagon. The movie looks to bring out a new mysterious illness that will see two people come together because of their illnesses.
Like most young love stories, we know there is going to be tragedy involved. It gets the beats of following the typical story well, giving us two likeable characters to get behind. It does address the idea that you need to make the most of your life, it is short and go out and enjoy it.
While this story doesn’t reinvent anything we haven’t seen before, it does bring us a solid story that is easy to watch. The performance is strong by the leading couple and the supporting cast gets the odd laugh along the way.
Final Thoughts – Looks That Kill is an enjoyable rom com.