FANTASTIC FEST: Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It (2020)

Dastan’s wife is very high maintenance. And very pregnant. So when his friends leave on a fishing trip, he decides to go along, seeing it was one last getaway before becoming a dad. Which would be all well and good, except he and his friends see a mob hit. And then the mob sees them. And then the backwoods maniac sees them all.

Kazakh director Yernar Nurgaliyev takes the expected — think The Hangover — adds in what should be a backwoods slasher like The Hills Have Eyes or Just Before Dawn and then makes it work. In lesser hands, this would be sub-Troma material. Here, things get out of control in the best of ways.

I’ve never seen a slasher where one of the people in danger has to keep holding in their farts so that they don’t alert the killer. That’s something really wonderful. There’s a lot to laugh at and be grossed out by in Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It. Hopefully, Dastan survives and something is left of him to go back to that toxic marriage.

And yes, this movie came from the land of Borat.

Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It is playing Fantastic Fest. When it starts streaming, we will update this post.

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