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Saturday, August 2, 2014


In a world of unoriginal plot lines and completely seen before story ideas this movie takes the top spot. The storyline is simple. A young beautiful and talented young girl goes of to the big city to hit it big and succeed where it does not seem possible. She is at one point robbed and almost out on the street when she goes against the grain to make her way in show business. I have seen this movie before, and each previous time it was better. This movie was not so good. Yet at the same time it did have some redeeming qualities. Christina Aguilera was stunning in her big screen debut. She had both talent and beauty to make this movie watchable but all in all it simply failed to muster up. Cher was of course good as she always is and he rest of the cast performed well. I just was never surprised by this film and waited most of the 119 minutes length of the film for it to be over. The pacing was good and the costumes were fantastic. It is just hard to get into a good film when you feel you have seen it before and watched it already. The characters were all tired and two-dimensional and none of them really stole the spotlight. None of them even looked comfortable in the spotlight for that matter, leaving the whole film to be contrived and uninspiring. As I said before this movie did have some merit. It was Oscar nominated for Best Music and received a pair of Golden Globe wins. The wins mentioned were both for the music and it also was some how nominated by the Globes for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy). Well once again I disagree with the honorable Golden Globes. If you have not figured it out yet. I found this film to be laming and barley entertaining. I will not recommend this movie to anyone I know not will I give it a decent grade. It failed my test and was not worth my time so early on a Thursday morning. I have already returned the film to its Netflix envelope and ran it out to my mailbox. I will not be losing any sleep over this film and can guruntee you I won’t watch it again. Grade D

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Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm