• R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Lee Daniels
    In Theaters:
    Nov 6, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 9, 2010
  • Lionsgate Films

Critic Review - Triple J

It's a simple story, told well with some blinding performances.

February 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Triple J | Comments (3)
Triple J

Comments

Andy Stout

andy stout

Fortunately, I, the voice of reason, am here to set the record straight.

This film is yawn. The main actor's lips are so fat she can't articulate a complete sentence. Here is a typical line" "Shwa buh wiff uhguth uhp." Think I am kidding? Rent the mumble movie for yourself and see if you can understand her.

Aside from the need for subtitles (which I did not have) the plot is yet another my-daddy-abused-me one. If you want the public and the Academy to be duped into taking your fluff seriously there is a tried and true formula: Make your movie about the plight of Jews OR the abuse of a child. Then wait for the reviews..."A triumph!"...A poignant insight!"...A disturbing film that must be seen!"

And so on.

Personally, I would make a movie about a Jewish child in a concentration camp being abused by a Nazi, then wait for the cudos.

Apr 11 - 02:05 PM

Jackson Levay

Jackson Levay

You aren't the voice of reason, but you're probably a contender for "voice of inflated egos," "voice of the douchebags" or "voice of narcissism" and "voice of 'I-think-I'm-such-a-know-it-all-but-really-I-know-nothings'."

Dec 16 - 01:47 AM

Andy Stout

andy stout

Fortunately, I, the voice of reason, am here to set the record straight.

This film is yawn. The main actor's lips are so fat she can't articulate a complete sentence. Here is a typical line: "Shwa buh wiff uhguth uhp." Think I am kidding? Rent this mumble movie for yourself and see if you can understand her.

Aside from the need for subtitles (which I did not have) the plot is yet another my-daddy-abused-me, one. If you want the public and the Academy to be duped into taking your fluff seriously, there is a tried and true formula: Make your movie about the plight of Jews OR the abuse of a child. Then wait for the reviews..."A triumph!"..."A poignant insight!"..."A disturbing film that must be seen!"

And so on.

Personally, I would make a movie about a Jewish child in a concentration camp being abused by her Nazi relative, then wait for the cudos.

Apr 11 - 02:10 PM

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