tek's rating: meh and a half maybe

Soul Survivors (PG-13)
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So, like on their last night together before starting college, four friends go to a rave. Cassie and Sean love each other... but Matt isn't entirely over Cassie, whom he used to date, even though he's now dating Annabel (Eliza Dushku). Matt convinces Cassie to give him one last kiss, which Sean sees, and gets upset, so while Cassie is driving them all home, she's upset, and doesn't see an oncoming car, and there's a terrible accident.

From this point on, you can't trust anything that happens in the movie. There's a scene of Cassie in the hospital, then she's in college a few weeks later, grieving the loss of Sean, who died. Matt and Annabel want to help her move on, but this is difficult, because strange things keep happening; some unlikely, some impossible. She keeps having flashes of being in the hospital, or seeing some weird guys from the rave, or seeing Sean, etc. Plus she meets a priest named Jude, who she later learned had died years ago. And people sometimes say things that seem to make no sense. Oh, and Annabel has this new, goth-looking friend named Raven, who tends to say some of the most mysterious things of all.

All along, I found the movie pretty predictable. I mean, I thought it was obvious what was really going on. In the end, I'm pretty sure I was proven correct, though I'm not entirely comfortable with the ending. Whatever, I never really found any of this stuff scary. Still, I guess it's an interesting concept, and I'm not saying there was anything technically wrong with the execution... *shrug* I dunno, it just didn't do it for me, for whatever reason. But it was worth seeing once.

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