Repo! The Genetic Opera

Sarah Brightman, Anthony Head, Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Paul Sorvino

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
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November 13, 2008

The idea of the director of Saw II, III and IV going at Paris Hilton seems like just revenge for her punishable assaults on acting. In this atonal, faux-arty rock opera about a futuristic bull market in internal organs, Hilton is suitably clueless as Amber Sweet, the daughter of an aria-singing mob boss (Paul Sorvino). Amber trades in her organs like fashion accessories. But a new pancreas costs money. Don't pay, and the Repo Man will tear out your guts. It gets worse, much worse. Talented actors are involved, and I will spare them by not citing their names. "Happiness is a warm scalpel," sings Hilton. Misery is enduring this Rocky Horror Paris Show.

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