FAILURE TO GEL


An exceptional cast of actors, some interesting ideas for specific scenes and low-fi production values… I wanted to like it. As the credits began to roll I found myself trying to come up with excuses for it having failed to come together to form a good movie. It should work, but it just doesn’t. So many lame stereotypes I’ve seen so many times before — actually, each character felt like she/he had shown up on the screen freshly arrived from Woody Allen’s cutting room floor of an ever-expanding volume of limp work.
However, no one says “spa” like Judith Light. No one.
…it’s too bad they didn’t give her a more fleshed-out character.

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October 4, 2007. Uncategorized.

6 Comments

  1. Pants replied:

    The movie releases here in Hell, eh, Utah are just as horrible as you think they might be in an excessively Mormon state. There are two theaters that have decent movies, but it takes about a million years for movies to reach them. I saw “Once” there a few weeks ago. I’m hoping to catch “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With” this week.

  2. matty03 replied:

    Pants! Oh, yeah! I want to see EAT CHEESE! Hey, at least they are now getting these films!

    Come back to the Bay Area — it misses you!

  3. Pants replied:

    My sister and I are trying to make it out for a quick weekend visit in November! Yay! And if all goes well, I will be there for NYE. Keep your fingers crossed!

  4. matty03 replied:

    Pants! The fingers are crossed!!!!

  5. Pants replied:

    November 8-12! Woot!

    I went to see Eat Cheese tonight. My friends didn’t like it but I enjoyed it. The pace was a little different…sort of like a really long episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

  6. matty03 replied:

    Pants! …well, I think I’ve seen two episodes of Enthusiasm and I really liked both — so I should check it out!

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