The acting is nothing impressive and the interest level may be good for some College kids looking to see some breasts and butts. But even for me, a straight kid who's fourteen you'd think this movie would be my thing. But when I expected it to be a humorous Comedy I had no idea it would fly down the softcore route.
While April Adams plays a likable character and a few other things give the movie perks, the unbelievable story and the ability of the movie not to take itself seriously make the movie a poor Troma movie. Troma is a company with great potential and a library of interesting and very independent movies.
Night of the Chicken Dead, and Dead Dudes in the House which I reviewed as well for The August Rush, Troma was also known for it's various movies that were Comedy and not always about a killer whatever.
Troma also was behind documentaries as well, most recently, Blood, Boobs, and Beast. Plus not all non-Horror films by Troma were bad, some were enjoyable. So it was clear that the company was capable of doing movies without killers, so Eve's Beach Fantasy had a fair amount of potential.
Eve Thomas April Adams is a straight-A, good girl who doesn't have a job and, according to her father, "is always burring her nose in Romance novels". Aside from being jobless, she's a girl in a big world and basically could be pretty successful. When her uncle calls to ask if Eve is available to house-sit while he and his wife are away, Eve jumps at the opportunity and sails away to her uncle's house.
When she arrives to the guest house to pick up the keys, she is alarmed at the married couple who interrupted intercourse to answer the door. Once getting the keys she does more than make herself at home at the uncle's mansion, she deliberately invites friends over to the house to relax in the hot tub. She is hellbent on trying to get Bobby, her crush, to come over to the house so they can go out to eat. But her plans fall unsuccessful both attempts.
She then finds someone on the beach who can get her a modeling gig and, once again, Eve jumps at the opportunity to show off her breasts and body. While Eve's Beach Fantasy makes use of some interesting perks like we hear Eve talking to herself which I greatly enjoyed and have never seen that utilized as well as in this movie , we see flashbacks of her saying "I can't wear a thong, my father would kill me! Surfing and Rock music play with montages of different scenery of the beach, my personal favorite being where she is on the beach with Zalman.
The music there, compliments every aspect in the scene. The part where the movie disappoints is being softcore. We see sex scenes from neighbors, in Eve's dreams, on set, and girls baring it all. While there's nothing wrong a small sex scene here and there, this movie doesn't need to be a near pornographic film.
It would work wonders as just a straight forward Comedy. Some scenes the movie is funny when it's just being a Comedy, then comes the erotic love scene out of nowhere and it lasts forever. If you want to watch it because you need some pleasure, than Eve's Beach Fantasy will give it to you. But for someone expecting a smooth Romantic Comedy movie I was greatly letdown. Troma works wonders with almost everything they do, but without hesitation and when reflection on gems they've done in the past like Poultrygeist, Terror Firmer, and Dead Dudes in the House, I can honestly say that Eve's Beach Fantasy is the worst film they've done.
Even clever and enjoyable perks like "listening to thoughts" and a very respectable score the movie fails. Was this review helpful to you?