The Thingy: Confessions of a Teenage Placenta is in fact a real movie, so keep reading as this is not a fake review. It was released by the good folks over at Troma. Now wait, this film, believe it or not is not a typical troma film. Well the title and premise are but nothing else.
Confessions of a Teenage Placenta focuses on the relationship between a mom and her son, who happens to just be placenta. Mother, Marianne (played by male actor Pascal Maetrns) is a bodybuilder who is pregnant. Sadly when she gives birth the baby is stillborn, however the placenta is alive. So she decides to raise it as if it were a normal child, she names it Luke.
Everything is good, I guess untill Like grows up. He starts questioning his faith, falls in love, trys to make freinds, normal stuff, except he's a placenta. His mom doesn't sound as much time with him as she's busy training half her body for a bodybuilding competition.
Yea it's as weird as it sounds. But oddly compelling. It's a beyond weird topic but it plays out like a teenage angst film. I must say it does make for an interesting film that's suprisingly well acted.
However I was not a fan. I found it a bit tasteless and did not care for the premise. It's Troma but still not what you would expect. The video and audio transfer on the Blu ray is good, and there is an audience out the for it, I'm just not one of them.
Overall 1 out of 5 Stars!