Confessions of a Trickbaby Review

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In this modern take on the Hansel and Gretel fairytale, two teenage girls escape from prison and go on the run towards the mysterious Sister Gomez and her confectionary house.


Not a continuation of the cheeky Robin Asquith-starring Confessions Of... series, this movie from Guncrazy (1992) scripter Bright proves to be something even weirder - the story of Hansel & Gretel, retold in a contemporary bulimia-and-lesbian-oriented Tex-Mex-stylee, with Vincent Gallo as the wicked witch.

Lyonne and Celedonio play two teenage cons who break out of prison and go on the lam, the former throwing up everything she eats while the latter kills everyone they meet. Moreover, the film's Crying Game-apeing conclusion will come as a surprise to just about no-one.

Unfortunately, while the central performers certainly have something, Bright's direction doesn't.