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Broken Flowers

Atmospheric but a little too pensive

(Edit) 12/09/2006

We all loved the older Murray in Lost in Translation but here he does his pensive and awkward look a little too much, although the curt script is largely to blame. Nevertheless, the gentle roll of the road-trip plot is soothing and the film does manage to convey a sense of the ambling meaninglessness of the life of the main character, Murray's Don. If you like an atmospheric amble then you'll like it, but if you like eventful dialogue or plot then give this a miss.

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Dreamgirls

Impossibly awful!

(Edit) 17/08/2007

Can I rate this film with minus stars? If only...

If you like musicals or you like motown/disco music this film is not for you. If you thought you were seeing an approximate tribute to the Supremes or Diana Ross, this film is not for you.

Songs are long, screechy, repetitive and instantly forgettable. Emotions are only expressed with volume (more volume = more pain - for everyone!). No performance shines, no characters are truly developed, no one has our sympathy.

As the film progresses, the frequency of ear-splitting and tooth-grindingly awful songs increases. Every twist and turn is punctuated with a burst of song, like some grim spoof of a musical. Because of this, the plot and characterisation stutters along, not really going anyway and failing to entertain.

Dreamgirls is a poor imitation of both the biopic and musical genre. It doesn't know which it wants to be and consequently fails to be either.

Truly truly awful.

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