Lower Learning (2008)
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Number 3 off pile of crap. Tried to watch this some time ago and failed. However, as it is only comedy on pile and didn't feel like thinking too much today, this was it. Well, it hasn't improved since my last failed attempt. This is really pretty weak stuff. I can see that they have tried to do a pitch black satire, but it really hasnt worked at all. A film is in trouble when the best thing in it is the child actors (yes, that coming from me!). They are actually pretty good, while the adults such as Jason Biggs and Eva Longoria fail to convince. A few small smiles but pretty sure I didn't laugh once here. Only watch it if you really have to!
This is a satirical film about our failing education system but it's not as funny or enjoyable as I thought it would be. Cute little kid actors but I was expecting more from Jason Briggs and Eva Longoria. I would give this one a miss.
The cast is star studded, with 2 big names, Eva Longoria and Jason Biggs playing leading roles in a satirical movie about failing education. This movie aimed to hit the higher targets. Yet, through a series of dead-end, awkward jokes and innuendos, this movie failed to even meet the lower targets. With poor storyline, poor execution, and poor (or rather, non-existent) acting from the cast, this film is destined to be a disaster. The plot lacked sequence and organisation. With figures of around $2m of budget, one would think that the movie can be something better, but unfortunately it was not the case. The only saving grace is Jason Biggs, who have changed his character from being a nutter in his previous movies, to somebody who can give substance and impact to the movie. As for Eva Longoria, I think she acted better in her previous movie Over Her Dead Body and I hope she chooses her character carefully before committing herself. This movie only gains any credibility through the children's credible and compelling performances. Perhaps this movie would have been better with an entirely child based crew working on its production, like a more updated idea of Bugsy Malone. All in all, not the best movie around and not a good movie, as the movie is aptly called. Lower Learning is as titled, lower learning.
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