Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Nurse 3-D


 
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What do you get with Nurse 3-D? This is a bloodbath. Paz de la Huerta has here probably a cult part to be remembered years down the road. Just her willingness to lose herself in such a role that requires sheer acts of diabolical pre-meditated savagery and faux seductive techniques to “test” the nuptials of married men, noticed by her as adulterous philanderers, most of the time provided reason (their attempt to shag her) to execute them. She considers herself right in the role of destroyer, validated by the male victims’ guiltless desire to bed her as proof that they deserve to die horribly. Motivated by what happened to her mother by her father when caught in the act at his office as a child, Paz is convinced that cheating husbands/fathers need to be taught a lesson…and that lesson is death at her hands. Paz spends a lot of time nearly or altogether nude. When she does wear clothes, they tightly hug her amazing body and she walks in a way to make sure her curves are noticeable and worthy of lingering gaze. Paz’ “Nurse Abby” (her actual name is Sarah, under the assumed name of Abigail) is in love with a “new hire”, a nurse under her mentorship named Danni (the stunning Katrina Bowden of Tucker & Dale versus Evil), and there are desperate attempts to secure her affection. But Danni loves paramedic Steve (Corbin Bleu), and no matter how Abby tries to thwart their efforts at a strong relationship it hold through it all. Abby drugs Danni at a club, taking advantage of her trust, getting some guy dancing nearby involved in a three-way, taking photographs of them. This is just an example of how Abby treats Danni. Danni has a philandering stepfather named Larry (Martin Donovan) that Abby sees for therapy sessions to gain his lust, soon paralyzing him in his car so she can stage a car accident where it appears he was the victim of an accidental crash with a semi. When Abby fails in her efforts to secure Danni’s love, then the shit really hits the fan. The resulting finale is an absolute slasher display of blood-spewing carnage. Police, security guards, patients, doctors, and anyone else who gets in Abby’s way while engaged in a climactic battle with Danni in the hospital they work are murdered by tools of the trade. Scalpels are often quite readily available. Not to be limited to just that, womanizing surgeon Dr. Morris (Judd Nelson) unfortunately blackmails Abby’s “services” so she won’t be a victim of a disciplinary review, finding himself awakening from chloroform-induced unconsciousness to have his arm taken off by a bone saw! Scissors are also put to nasty use, such as stabbing eyes and prying open a throat in certain moments. The car crash with Donovan’s face all mangled is not a pretty picture, either.

There are some important small parts such as Adam Herschman as an admirer of Abby’s, Jared (she later uses him to help her eliminate a threat to her), Boris Kodjoe as a cop named John Rogan, Niecy Nash as wise-cracking fellow nurse, Regina (you know, the actress with all the plum lines and character with the personality to steal every scene featuring her), and Melanie Scrofano as sprightly, enthusiastic, innocuous Rachel (the HR woman who recognizes Abby as someone she thinks reminds her of Sarah, the person Abby really is). Colorful characters and direction add weight to what could have been just another slasher in a hospital. Paz’s involvement, along with the cast, helps lift this beyond the familiar, in my opinion. There’s a lot of energy in the film, and the pace refuses to lull. I do think there’s a good time to be had here for slasher fans.

While Bowden isn’t the kind of actress willing to totally dispense with clothes (she showers with panties on in an early scene and the director shoots her from a distance when she is naked so no nudity is visible), but you get enough of her body in tight undergarments to paint a picture in your mind. This is a film that goes out of its way to capture both Paz and Katrina in camera angles that exploits every part of their form in the most desirable ways imaginable. This is a film with a clearly defined audience, so it will be certainly off-putting for some. For me, it has all the ingredients of a bloody good time. I loved it.
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3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a keeper. Impeccable timing too, B.--I just borrowed the movie today and come here to find this! NURSE has an excellent poster, a take on a famous Gil Elvgren pinup that's been duplicated a million times:
    http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/nurse-3d-poster.jpg
    The damn DVD release settles for only a close-up of her face from that poster! It's criminal.

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  2. The poster is really cool. The film has an ending that is just a bloodbath and Paz's performance (I don't know why I'm not more familiar with her, but I loved her) made this a good time for me. It plays on the man-hating psychopath theme, but Paz takes the part much further to my delight.

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  3. She's a hot mess. I fear she'll come to some terrible end, probably sooner than later, which is unfortunate. I'll probably watch this flick tonight.

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