Other Halves is an indie movie, made on a budget and I think it did well with that in mind. It’s billed as a comedy horror/sci-fi. The premise involves a group of coders, who are working on a dating app. Instead of the individual filling out a form, the app scans an individuals internet history (!) to find their perfect match. However, a bug in one of the app features is influencing the user to let go of their inhibitions, whether that be sexual or murder. The more you give in to your darker desires, the more of a rush you get…potentially making the app addictive.
I think the story idea is great. The movie itself, is somewhat cheesy. It kind of lost pace and focus in the middle. That and the flashbacks and forwards started to confuse us over what was happening. The male characters were cliches (which makes a nice change), giving more character development to the girls. The killing was mainly off screen, which was disappointing. There were very little scares.
This movie had potential. My son suggested that better character development would have improved it for him and he wasn’t convinced by some of the acting ability (he also suggested it needed more shower scenes but he is a teenage boy!). I did like the cute little blonde, Devon (Lauren Lakis). She was fun and quirky.
I would only rate it a 4/10. However, I would watch another movie from these film makers as I felt the movie had the potential with more skill and experience to be a good modern horror comedy satire (I would replace some of the actors though).
I was asked to review this by the makers but I wasn’t paid to do and have written an honest review.
The film is streaming on these platforms–
Amazon Prime: http://bit.ly/otherhalves
Google Play: http://bit.ly/OtherHalvesPlay