Sweetie, You Won't Believe It (2021) Review

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Sweetie, You Won't Believe It (2021) Review

Horrorific content by Bleaz79 on November 25th, 2021 | Movie Review | Comedy, Survival, Campy, Desolate, Gore, Splatter

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It’s about 3 idiot friends who go on a fishing trip before one of them becomes a father and witness a gangland killing; while trying to survive, a vengeful, disfigured psycho killer may be either their only salvation or their ultimate demise.

A crazy, horror comedy which reminds you of Why Don't You Just Die!, Tucker And Dale Vs Evil and Bloody Hell. Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It was directed by Yernar Nurgaliyev and stars Daniyar Alshinov, Assel Kaliyeva, Yerkebulan Daiyrov and Azamat Marklenov.

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Sweetie You Wont Believe It Review

Kazakhstan is probably not the first place you think of when you’re looking for riotous horror comedy thrillers, however in this case it’s one time you should definitely look that way. A real comedy of error involving a discarded bottle of urine leading to our hapless trio witnessing the inadvertent murder of a small time criminal, whilst they fish in an inflatable dinghy and a raft made of blow up sex dolls (yes, you read that right). The criminal gang hunting them have themselves incurred the wrath of a one-eyed skinhead whose dog they hit with their car when the bottle of pee bounces off their windscreen.

What follows is a breakneck chase involving shootings, decapitations, stabbings and, in one memorable death, a head being stretched and broken until the jaw hangs as a giant, gaping maw. Whilst the deaths here are vicious and brutal, they’re all played with a tongue firmly wedged in cheek, one of the gang of criminals faints at the sight of blood, an oft repeated joke that doesn’t become tiresome.

This has been favourably compared to previous genre entries such as Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil and 2019’s insane Russian action horror Why Don’t You Just Die!, both of which I heartily agree with, although it doesn’t quite hit the heights of those two films.

The cast all play their respective roles perfectly, from the brow beaten boyfriend who kowtows to his fiancee’s every demand, through the bumbling, bickering low level criminal gang who can’t seem to get on the same page, to the trio of friends who just want to get through this day from hell. Along the way there’s a pair of oddballs who feature in an incredibly strange side plot that brings some of the film's more bizarre laughs.

There are a few quibbles with the film, it’s quite mean spirited at times, with the banter between the 3 friends coming across more insulting and aggressive than jovial, while the film’s low budget clearly impacted the physical/visual effects and resulted in a brief 84 minute run time; but it’s so relentless in its pacing that you hardly have time to notice.

Worth Watching?

Absolutely. A breathless, brutal, laugh out loud horror comedy that hardly lets up and throws everything at the wall with almost all of it sticking. Don’t let the subtitles put you off, this is ridiculously fun time.

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