THE SHRINE Movie Review

Kelly Michele

Kelly has been a lover of movies since she was little. Although her movie tastes have changed a little since her younger days of Carebears and Mary Poppins, her love of film hasn't. She can generally be found watching any horror movie she can get her hands on, but will occasionally throw an indie film or documentary into the mix to shake things up. She speaks in movie quotes and uses film references in daily conversation; and she does all of this while attempting to change the world's negative opinion of fangirls.

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  • EandF

    Sorry, this movie was just terrible. Obviously very little research done on polish culture, etc. Hardly anything seemed authentic. Maybe this movie wasn’t going for authenticity but this was just BAD. All the women and children looked like they came off of the Little House on the Prairie set. And most of it looked like it was shot in Black Creek Pioneer village in Toronto (it’s Canadian) and some petting zoo. Some of the polish was very good but some was just awful. Being able to understand both languages the realization dawned on me that most people wouldn’t be able to understand half of the movie. And this movie was obviously aimed at the english speaking crowd (hence the poor polish language skills) – yet there were no subtitles! Let’s not forget the village butcher who looked like he took the time to get a trendy hair cut and color every month (Trevor Matthews). You would just not see that in the old country in Poland. I must say though, that there was at least some effort made for realism with the firanki hanging in the farmhouse windows! (Firanki are lace curtains that just about every polish household has!) Oh and btw, the polish language has no “v” in it, so bad job coming up with the fictional village name of “Alvania”.