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Summary: Powerful supernatural forces are unleashed when a young architect (Kelly Reilly) becomes pregnant after moving to an isolated and mysterious valley to build a house. And when the neighbouring farmers take against the unborn child, it's her very survival that is threatened. (imdb)
What is Puffball? Try Irish yokels fookin' to a soundtrack that feels like it belongs in a 16-bit JRPG Elfin village or a leprechaun-themed breakfast cereal commercial. While Nicolas Roeg is far from what can be considered incompetent, there were a lot of...let's say, 'questionable' directorial decisions. For example, one shot focuses in on a woman's bloody crotch, then freezes & fades to an ancient pagan stone with a giddy Donald Sutherland loitering in the background. How am I to un-see that!?
Argh...I follow a practice of finishing any movie I start and which is why I sat through the this piece of dump. This should be @#$! classified as a B-grade porno flick. The 5 is just for some little bit of acting and rural cinematography in the movie.
Interesting failure for fans of Roeg. His trademark visual style is all present but often incorrect - the foetal/puffball overlays look cheap and are unnecessary. The film works when it focuses on earthly realities but its supernatural leanings are woefully inept - amazing given the director's pedigree. The music is a mixed bag but at least original. Missed opportunity.