Das Wilde Leben (Eight Miles High!) (2007)
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A Munich teen achieves worldwide fame as the embodiment of sexual freedom in the 1960s after romancing some of the biggest rock stars on the planet and rising to stardom as a successful supermodel in this biographical musical drama centering on the eventful life of Uschi Obermaier. Until she arrived at the legendary Berlin "Kommune 1," Obermaier (Natalia Avelon) was just your typical German teen. All of that would quickly change, however, as Obermaier entered into a heated affair with leader
Jul 11, 2008 Wide
Aug 3, 2007
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It has few human insights, and those of the most obvious kind. But it is not boring. That goes for something.
The attractive but bird-brained German biopic Eight Miles High brings up the question of tone, and it never comes close to answering it. The film's tone is utterly indistinct, beyond fatuous adoration of its subject.
Eight Miles High, based on the memoirs of Uschi Obermaier, wants to be both a tangy piece of Eurosleaze and an overview of one woman's transformations from the heady days of the 1960s onward.
Like most flower-power nostalgia trips, Eight Miles High has the irksome effect of reminding the audience " whether too young or too square " that it missed out on the grooviest moment in history, man. But as these things go, this one goes with
Refreshingly, a '60's nostalgia trip from the self-indulgent point of view of the German template for the beautiful-naked-model-bedding-chauvinist-rock-god formula.
Once your main character walks into a room and finds her boyfriend cheating on her with another woman while a chimpanzee in a dress looks on, you've pretty much lost your shot at a serious movie.
Natalia Avelon is great to look at - either naked or in see-through clothes - and that's enough to merit 8 Miles High! a three-star-rating.
The events on display have been covered%u2014over and over and over again.
You will marvel at just how naked the beautiful and talented Natalia Avelon remains scene after scene.
Notwithstanding the occasional unintended guffaw, Obermaier's fabulous life is resoundingly unexciting.
A movie filled with unintentional humor. Enjoyable in its cartoonish way like R. Crumb's hippies.
A cautionary tale about the acute discontent and loneliness that comes from a constant craving for new and exotic experiences.
If most of the film locates Obermeier's quest for freedom in a series of surprisingly drab drug-fueled hookups, then the final section generates slightly greater interest by suggesting an alternate route of exploration.
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