The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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The film ends as more of a dirge than a ballad. But occasionally it casts a forlorn spell. The meaning of Jo Monaghan's life may not really emerge in this film but its mystery lingers.
This is more skillful than inspired, with an image of the early west that seems largely borrowed from McCabe and Mrs. Miller.
Ultimately, what makes "The Ballad of Little Jo" worthy is Amis' full-bodied performance in what may be her most challenging role to date. Always believable, Amis never makes a false move.
The mud and desperation of the frontier is vividly rendered, but the film is marred by a lack of emotional drama.
It's not hard to view "The Ballad of Little Jo" as an allegorical critique of sex and power and men's-club values in America. In its disdain for those values, the film is as focused and cool-headed as the remarkable character whose story it tells.
A feminist western from fringe filmmaker Maggie Greenwald, this intriguing if rough-hewn drama is as ruthless in its revisionism as "Unforgiven."
Unitl its weirdly surreal ending, Little Jo proves a long, earnest, rather arid ride. Its life on screen here looks to be even shorter than that of Butterfly.
Though the screenplay is based on the life of a real person, there are nonetheless moments when the basic premise seems stretched very thin, especially given Amis' fine-boned features.
Well-realized feminist parable about a daring and creative young woman's survival in the Old West.
Underneath the collective mediocrity ... there is something unpretentiously appealing. Perhaps it comes from what the movie is trying to be.
This is a Suzy Amis Film, that?s the reason I watched it, and of all the films I have watched her act in, this is one of the better ones, Was going to give it 3 stars, but because of the story line I decided to go with 4. Its about a female in the Wild Wild West who when film begins is sold by a trader to two men, she escapes and decides to act and dress like a man. Now had I been there I would have thought Little Jo was a little light in his loafers, but I am sure that the real Little Jo was a little more Manley. In the end she lives with a china men who in the movie just disappears we never see what happens to him. Its an enjoyable movie to rent, not sure I would go out and buy it. 3 3/4 stars even though Flixster will not allow me to do that.
A passable western. It seems as though every attempt to portray a woman gunslinger does not do any justice to the original inspiration. A hard find...for good reason.
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