Wild Girl Waltz (2014) – By Misty Layne

Wild Girl Waltz is a hella fun movie about a day in the life of drugged up babes.  Well, not THAT drugged up as they only have a  pill of something each but ya know still.  Up above you’ll find our gang – Angie, Brian and Tara.  Tara and Brian are dating while Angie and Brian are brother and sister which sets up a really great group dynamic.  And so our story begins with….

Poor Angie walking along the side of the road, only to have a truck drive by with a couple of guys in it who call her a whore and throw a milkshake all over her.  Angie’s having kind of a bad day.  She calls Tara to come pick her up and there is much mocking the entire time but eventually Tara tells Angie she has something that will make everything better.  After getting Angie back home and showered and less of a sticky mess, Tara presents her with two overturned cups and tells her to pick one.  Once Angie does, Tara reveals two pills that someone at work gave her and they each end up taking one even though neither knows what either pill is.  Is this smart?  Not really.  But it makes for an entertaining watch.  Meanwhile Brian, who was out yelling at some guy, comes home to find out he has to babysit two girls – one who appears to be on acid and the other who ends up being on ecstasy.  He’s thrilled beyond belief, y’all.  Thrilled, I say.  😉

What follows is simply one of those days where it’s the best day with your friends you ever had.  Admittedly, some of this is funnier if you’ve ever taken drugs or on the flip side had the misfortune of being the sober one babysitting friends, but it’s just their journey to find beer, get pies, play on playgrounds, talk to turtles and watch the color trails.

While the movie starts out a little slow, it quickly picks up pace and the rest of the time goes by smoothly.  There’s some nice exterior shots (although a tad bit too many at the beginning).  The acting is great – it can be hard to act like you’re on drugs and make it convincing without going overboard and both actresses here (Christina Shipp and Samantha Steinmetz) take it just to the limit but never overdo it.  I think my only complaint is that I didn’t really see what Brian yelling at the guy in the woods at the beginning of the film really had to do with anything else.  It seemed a scene just designed to get him out of the house while the girls took the pills but it easily could’ve been left out as it didn’t relate to anything else and was never resolved.

Overall, a fun comedy, one I’d recommend for a Saturday night in.