Movie Review: Our Deadly Vows (2023)
Synopsis: A year after their wedding, Grace and Chance Charles celebrate their anniversary with friends while simultaneously saying goodbye before moving to Spain. However, various personality clashes result in more arguments than celebrations and the fun comes to a screeching halt when Chance accidentally cuts off a finger during a game of Truth or Dare. Things go from bad to worse when Chance disappears, and someone starts killing the party guests.
Review: I decided to change things up a bit and instead of a Christmas movie, went with this film, which has been in my library for a few weeks. The description made it sound like a reasonably watchable slasher movie. Instead, it was a film that was almost painful to watch.
What is it with filmmakers/writers who create slasher movie characters that are only not likeable, they are insufferable. Look, it's one thing to have one or two friends who are asses. It makes it more enjoyable to see them be the first ones killed. But when every single potential victim is somebody I couldn't stand being in a room with for any length of time, it's hard to care if someone is trying to kill them.
I wasn't even sure who the main protagonist was supposed to be. I think it was supposed to be Grace (Chalk), but it wasn't as though she did anything to earn that status.
Also not helping was the predictable plot. It wasn't too difficult to figure out who was responsible for the murders (or even what their motive was considering how unpleasant everyone was), making the big reveal somewhat dull.
I will admit the very end of the movie was a little bit of a surprise, but only because it was pretty damn stupid. It was one of those endings that make you wonder if the writers just got a bit lazy or if the movie ran out of money and needed a cost-effective ending.
Final Opinion: I don't know if the movie would have been much better had the characters been more likeable, but it wouldn't have hurt. At minimum, maybe it would have made the movie just dull rather than painful to watch.
My Grade: F