A single film could succeed in putting so many stars in danger!
If you think The young and the restless‘ Elena has been struggling lately, wait until you meet Madison, the character Brytni Sarpy plays in The last rose. The film, currently streaming on Tubi, is a crazy send-off of The single person featuring a virtual galaxy of soap opera stars past and present, including Roger Howarth (general hospitalof Austin), Noah Adamson (ex-Noah, Young and restless), Brittany Underwood (Langston, A life to live) and Robert Palmer Watkins (ex-Dillon, general hospital).
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The premise? Filming the 25th season of a reality show titled love at last, with the cast and crew reunited on a remote island. Even as executive producer Bill (Howath) tries to stop the coke-snorting, redemption-seeking bachelor (Watkins) from derailing the entire program, Sarpy’s Madison keeps secrets and underlings Nikki (Underwood) and Patrick (Adamson) are caught up in the unfolding madness.
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So, is the film worth your time? Definitely…especially for Sarpy’s outstanding performance, which is largely wasted during the first third of the film to steal every scene she’s in as Nikki’s secret is revealed. Watkins, too, is great as a morally bankrupt guy who does his best to pull the wool over the eyes of women vying for his heart.
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The script is a fun if mostly cynical glimpse behind the scenes of a Bachelor-like a show where no one is there “for the right reasons”, the women are ready to cry at the right time (with reshoots) and the main man is as interested in finding love as we are in the non-alcoholic cocktails. As Watkins’ alter ego explains, once the show is over, he and the recipient of his final rose “are going to go to the Bahamas, we’re going [boink] for a week, we will break up on Instagram and then we will separate. I do not care!”
It should be noted that the film contains adult language and, besides being a horror movie and all, a bit of gore. (One scene in particular is shocking because it comes out of nowhere and is more than a little gory, so be warned!) As for the identity of the person committing the murders, well… I have to kill you!
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