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Adored: Diary of a Porn Star Reviews

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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
July 2, 2004
This clumsy, self-indulgent film veers from comedy to tragedy and is told in flashbacks, with treacly diary entries and unconvincing 'testimonies' from friends providing a window into the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jan Stuart
May 28, 2004
There is little for an American audience to adore about the film's star- writer-director Marco Filiberti, a breathtakingly self-idolatrous artist who makes Roberto Benigni look like an avatar of humility.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
May 28, 2004
Not only is Adored amateurish and mawkish even by the standards of American 'gaysploitation' cinema, it's weirdly shy about showing nudity and sex.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 28, 2004
A vanity project so preposterous it deserves to become an instant camp hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
May 27, 2004
Judging by Adored, the Italian singer, actor and filmmaker Marco Filiberti has the healthiest ego in Europe, if not the known universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
May 25, 2004
The film's witlessness keeps any satirical potential submerged well below soap opera levels.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 6, 2004
[Marco Filiberti] has lots on his mind and much in his heart, and as a filmmaker displays a Douglas Sirkian flair for finding substance in melodrama.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
April 6, 2004
This feeble comedy-tragedy has Sirkian aspirations but never misses an opportunity to settle for being flesh-friendly gay-film-festival fodder.