There were a lot of things about The Bunny Game that I loved, and there were just as many things about it that didn't resonate with me at all, so before we start dissecting, lets do a quick plot review. Warning: I'm going to spoil the ending for you.
The film begins by giving us a glimpse into the life of Bunny (played by Rodleen Getsic), a truly tragic character, and a hopelessly drug addicted prostitute. Her life is spent in a cocaine-induced haze as she splits her time between aimlessly staggering through the streets and being used and abused by random strangers for money that is only used to fuel her drug use. Not long after being robbed by one of her customers, she stands on a desolate street corner smoking a cigarette and it is then that a semi truck & trailer pulls up next to her. Without thinking twice she jumps into the cab and there she meets Sticky Fingers (played by Norwood Fisher), a creepy old guy who she assumes is looking for sex. After sharing her drugs with him, Sticky Fingers soon makes it quite clear that he’s not interested in just a blowjob, and after a short scuffle Bunny ends up unconscious and Sticky Fingers is headed out onto the open road, with his new prize in tow.
Now with that being said, The Bunny Game still has something to offer. Shooting this film in black and white was a brilliant move by Adam Rehmeier, and I loved the overall look. The cinematography and editing were both top-notch. Lots of crazy angles were used to create a nice frenetic feel. The score was subtle but very pleasant in a creepy kind of way.
I guess what I'am trying to convey is that I liked the potential that director Adam Rehmeier showed, he did a great job with the story he had to work with. I just didn't find the story-line all that engaging once Bunny is in the hands of her tormentor. If Rehmeier was attempting to create a torture flick with a twist, (no blood, no murder, no revenge) I can appreciate that, but for me personally it was like eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the bread.....tasty, but nothing to really sink your teeth into.
Reviewed by KennyB