A debauched beach-house weekend turns deadly for the distaff teens in “to.get.her,” Erica Dunton’s cleverly titled and otherwise awful mystery thriller, meagerly funded and off-puttingly rendered in fuzzy “PastelScope.” Prior to a filmlong flashback, the poorly acted pic has clique leader Ana (Jazzy De Lisser) announcing in voiceover that “four of us were murdered” during a weekend bash unwittingly funded by her stepdad. Writer-director Dunton strains for high-school gravitas and achieves a smidgen of it in her twisty final reel, but the absurdity of “to.get.her,” together with horrid dialogue, ought to prevent its graduation from an award-winning Sundance bow to release.
Besides Ana’s wicked stepfather (Ed Wagenseller), potential predators include Bryan (Jason Davis), a lecherous neighbor; and Peter (Jon Stafford), with whom the girl’s mom (Jill Jackson) is seen trysting in pointless scenes that stop the pic cold. Copious drinking leads the young quintet to a dance club, where Dunton crosscuts among the steamy make-out sessions of three of them. The film’s eventual revelation about the girls doesn’t square with their earlier fun, although it does at least supply Dunton with a belated subject. Tech credits are shoddy.