Mark (Scott Gorbach) loves books more than people - but seeing his own
family, that's totally understandable ... and thus, with the money his
deceased father has left him, Mark buys himself a library, just for his
own, private use - which is something his mother (Jennifer Jiles) and
sister (Cienna Rizza) don't even try to understand. Interestingly, in his
library, which ought to be closed to the public (even if the doors are
usually wide open), Mark finds a woman, Lara (Sarah Schoofs), who seems to
share his love for books - though maybe in a completely different way ...
Bookworm is a film that might be slow in build-up, but is all the more
enjoyable for it, taking time to let its macabre story unfold without
giving away too much or relying on spectacle too soon. Instead it fleshes
out its story and characters via interesting situations and poignant
dialogue that are just elements of good storytelling, to then reward us
with a surprise twist ending. And a subtle direction and compact cast of
course don't hurt one bit, either.
Quite likeable (in its own morbid