Stella Street (2004)
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A British suburb is infected with a severe dose of celebrity worship in this comedy from the U.K. Stella Street is a cul-de-sac in a middle-class suburb of South London. The street has been home to a handful of British show business figures who have moved on to more prestigious environs as they reached the big time, among them the Beatles and Michael Caine. Caine, however, breaks precedent by moving back to Stella Street after an unhappy episode in Los Angeles. Word gets out about Caine's
Oct 22, 2004 Wide
Jan 18, 2005
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The idea doesn't travel well, either from Britain to America, or from TV to the movies.
What might have achieved a degree of cult status across the pond when it was aired in 10-minute installments, struggles to pass big-screen scrutiny in a feature-length treatment that hinges on the flimsiest of plot lines.
The audience will be small for Stella Street, a daft mockumentary based on a BBC-TV skit about celebrities who converge on suburbia.
A sporadically amusing curiosity that falls short of effectively satirizing the public's fixation with the minutiae of celebrity lives.
The cast of the popular BBC sketch-comedy series reunites for a feature-length comedy, but the concept doesn't translate well to the longer form.
One decent Michael Caine impersonation alone, it turns out, does not qualify you for a major motion picture.
Two people walked out of the screening in the first half hour and the man sitting next to me slept through it. When it doesn't work, it doesn't work.
Stella Street isn't saying anything particularly deep or insightful about celebrity culture.
Part mockumentary, part sketch humor, Stella Street achieves only sporadic success as a movie.
It grows repetitive and tiresome as only material meant for the short attention span can.
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