American universities award straight As to room-mates of suicides, so in Dead Man's Curve, two friends (Michael Vartan and Scream's Matthew Lillard) try to increase their chances of entering Harvard by killing their "roomy", and then disguising the murder as suicide. Problematically, the body goes missing. Thereafter, the plot constantly threatens to overreach itself as the protagonists deceive and betray each other. That it does not is down to Rosen's assured direction and compelling script; together they keep this deliciously sick teen pic on the rails, and the dark laughs coming to the bitter end.
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