The Thing Called Love Reviews
Samantha Mathis as Miranda Presley, a woman from New York who moved to Nashville hoping to get her big break as country singer. I understood why she kept getting rejected, she didn't seem that talented. She wasn't bad, but she wasn't great either and that goes to the rest of the characters (Dermot Mulroney and Sandra Bullock), at least Bullock's character has an excuse! The only thing that I could enjoy a bit was River Phoenix as James Wright.
When I first watch the movie, I thought James supposed to act 'drunk' and careless, the way Phoenix portrayed and at that time I thought it was kinda cool. Of course now I couldn't help noticed that maybe the actor already dealing with drug problem that made him acted that way. Even Roger Ebert noticing that.
Of course, this one is also love story, or should I say love triangle? Still, not really enough conflict nor any development characters, and not too convincing as a story about people chasing the dream.
So, I guess this would be the last time for me to ever view this one ever again.
Interesting, but hollow look at three young people who move to Nashville in an attempt to make it in the tough world of country western music. Nice performances, but it seems way too chic. A much better look at the country world is Altman's "Nashville".
Rita Riggs: Costume Designer: "Loooook, at Dermot Mulroney. Only the Irish can make beautiful men like that"
Although I think River Phoenix was more attractive, right you are Rita, right you are.