Dakota Skye Reviews
The lead is horrendous; her character is grumpy without any redeeming qualities. The good news is that she's so bad that you know it can't be her real personality.
I love that the main character has the power to tell when people are lying, but I feel that the movie did not execute this idea very well. It was to the point where Dakota having this "power" was unnecessary for the overall plot of the movie. At one point of the movie, I forgot that she even had this "power".
The acting was so awkward and terrible that I could tell that these people were in fact acting. The dialogue may possibly be the cause of bad acting because it was just so bland, and did not flow to tell a story. Characters would speak to each other, and would respond in an unconscious enunciation of lines. The pace of the movie was slow, and predictable.
The direction of photography was pretty bad too, for all the shots were in no way artistically thought of when I think "Indie film". The camera would shoot a scene in simple shots, and neglected other angles that would have portrayed scenes in a different or better way. The photographic directions is what I love about "Indie Films", and to not see this in Dakota Skye was a real letdown.
However, the main reason I did not like Dakota Skye is because of the main character Dakota Skye. She is an angst filled, unambitious, and aloof young woman who is unsympathetic to the world and the people around her. There were multiple times in the film where I shouted out, "Oh god get over yourself already!" I seriously wished that they had a character that would knock Dakota off the pedestal that she puts herself on. I wish someone would just say, "Is your life really that difficult because you can tell when people are lying? Like really? Is that why you're such a bitch to everyone? Fuck Off Dakota, you promiscuous whore slut".
I compared her to a "Lame version of April Ludgate (from Parks and Recreation)". (I'm not saying that Dakota is based on April, for this movie did in fact come out before Parks, but comparing these two characters to establish the negatives I have with the character of Dakota).
Let's face it, the actress playing Dakota was horrendous and over- "acting" to be a character who is angst filled, unambitious, aloof, promiscuous, under-age to have sex woman.
Dakota does not care for anyone's bullshit, and unfortunately for Dakota, I do not care for hers. That's why I give this movie a C- , and I'm not lying when I say C-