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Tattoo, a Love Story (2001)





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First-time filmmaker Richard W. Bean directed and produced this independent romantic comedy that he also co-wrote with Gregg Saccon. Megan Edwards stars as Sara, a straight-laced school teacher who suddenly finds her life turned upside-down on show-and-tell day, when one of her students brings in freewheeling tattoo artist Virgil (Virgil Mignanelli). At first Sara is averse to Virgil, but gradually she can't get him out of her head, and it begins to disrupt her relationship with her boyfriend. Tattoo: A Love Story had its premiere at the 2002 Florida Film Festival where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.

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A low-key story of an uptight school teacher whose rigidly structured world comes crashing down when she realizes that having all she wanted left her feeling hollow. The two leads, Megan Edwards as Sara, and Virgil Mignanelli, as the tattoo artist, Virgil, could easily have slipped into stereotype, but instead, brought honesty, vulnerability, and believability to their roles. The odd-couple has been done many times over, but every once in a while one comes along that has the viewer hoping that the two principals can overcome their differences and live the happily-ever-after fairy tale. This is one of those. We don't know if they will get back together in the end, but we sure hope so. Ms Edwards is truly a beautiful young actress and this viewer hopes to see more of her while Mr Mignanelli reminds one of Abraham Benrubi, who played Jerry on ER, a big lovable guy with a hidden, softer side. The rest of the cast may not be on par with these two, but certainly carried their roles well enough to skirt cliche hell. A lot of chuckles and a few belly laughs along the way, made this one, if not delightful, at least above average.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

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