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Blueberry Flytrap

By Alan Ng | April 1, 2021

Obsession is a powerful emotion, and when left unchecked, it can be deadly. Ali Matlock’s Blueberry Flytrap takes us down the very dark path of obsession and fantasy.

Ji-Yeon Park (Meejee Kim) is an unassuming young woman. One morning she bumps into her very hot and handsome neighbor, Michael (Arthur Axis). Her attempts at flirting leaves Ji-Yeon embarrassed yet determined. Returning to her apartment, she notices Michael’s girlfriend, Amy (Annie-Sage Whitehurst), with another man, Damon (Carl Ellis Grant).

“…cooks up a scheme (literally) to get the man of her dreams.”

As the affair between Amy and Damon commences, Ji-Yeon cooks up a scheme (literally) to get the man of her dreams. The plan involves a pie known as the Blueberry Flytrap, and it’s laced with a particular love potion. But does Ji-Yeon get what she wants, or does she get more than she bargained for?

It’s here that director Ali Matlock and co-writer Jubei Powers turn Ji-Yeon’s desire for love into a supernatural thriller. Blueberry Flytrap runs a brisk 17 minutes and effectively blurs the line between obsession and fantasy. Matlock and Powers tell a fantastic story. I was so happy to see Asian leads. I’ll leave it at that.

My only criticism of Blueberry Flytrap is that the story offers a good thrill level of seven when I wish it were pushed closer to a ten, especially in the acting. It was good, but I wanted more.

Blueberry Flytrap (2020)

Directed: Ali Matlock

Written: Ali Matlock, Jubei Powers

Starring: Meejee Kim, Arthur Axis, Carl Ellis Grant, Annie-Sage Whitehurst, etc.

Movie score: 7/10

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"…effectively blurs the line between obsession and fantasy."

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