Sunday, April 09, 2006

Severe Warning

Partly viewed: "Prime," with Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, and some kid.

Verdict: Ack! Ack! Ack!

Confession: I skimmed the second half. Just hopped scenes to get the gist of the plot, and find out what happened, the way one does with particularly bad fiction. It was That Bad.

Details of badness: Wooden, affectless, unimaginative dialogue. Painfully long scenes of people fidgeting. Impossibly, purposelessly contrived plot. Characters without any. Interminable fake sex scenes substituting for substance. The horror.

Pretty Lady felt that it was her public duty to get this information out there as soon as possible. Do not, under any circumstances, spend two dollars or two hours of your precious life on this movie.


Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, all fine and good. You never did say whether Uma got naked or not?

Pretty Lady said...

She might have, EN, but I didn't have the patience to wait and see.

And Rabbitslayer, the thing that pained me was that this could have been an excellent movie, if the screenwriter had been the sort of artist who pays genuine, close attention to the infinitely unique characteristics of genuine human speech and character, rather than attempting to distill it down to pseudo-Freudian pablum. Nature itself is so infinitely creative that the artist who ignores it and attempts to reinvent the world according to his own limited imagination is begging for a fall.

Pretty Lady said...

Honeybun, all my humor is utterly intended, for those who have Eyes to See, or patience to do the research. I am so please you are one of them.

Pretty Lady said...

Pride and Prejudice continues to be checked out and unavailable at my corner Blockbuster, tragically. I rented "Stay" instead; review forthcoming.