Movie Review: “Patchwork”, Starring James Phelps
Earlier this month, we told you about James Phelps’s unique upcoming film Patchwork, which has been dubbed a “Frankenstein horror-comedy.” The story follows three young women who become patched together in one body after a night of partying.
Our review comes thanks to Laura Nicolucci, who attended a screening of the film at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival:[divider]
The Toronto After Dark Film Festival graces our city every year with the best in horror/genre filmmaking, and this year it brought us the horror-comedy flick Patchwork. The film follows three women who – after enjoying a night out – find themselves stitched together, literally. Jennifer (Tory Stolper), Ellie (Tracey Fairaway), and Madeleine (Maria Blasucci) are forced to work together in one body as they try [to] find out who did this to them and get their revenge.
There is no better way to say it than this: this film was hilarious. Writers Chris Lee Hill and Tyler MacIntyre have these three women discuss their situation and learn about each other outside of their one body. By placing all three characters in each moment, it shows how their three separate reactions forge onto the one face, which always made for a good laugh.
Harry Potter star (and one of my personal favorite humans) James Phelps plays Garrett, the nerdy love interest who is oddly supportive despite the awkward predicament he finds himself in. Garrett chimes in with the best one-liners during some of the film’s craziest moments.
Stolper, Fairaway, and Blasucci have the perfect chemistry and make this the Mean Girls meets Frankenstein flick we never knew we wanted. A small cast but a great cast and a story that will keep you laughing despite how gory or dark the content may appear, Patchwork is a fun movie for the whole [18+] family!
Patchwork doesn’t have a theatrical release date yet, but we’ll keep you updated.