Sunday, October 15, 2006

Short review: Idlewild

Before seeing Idlewild I read a review that said it was an interesting mess--which was quite correct. The music is good, the acting is wooden, the plot is nonsensical. The story is also melodramatic. I hate melodrama but can abide it in support of a good musical. There are good actors in this film but their performances are disappointing. And why, why, why is the BEST musical number playing under the closing credits? If the film had more numbers like that, it would be about 50% better. Probably best to wait for the DVD on this one--I bet the extras will be worth seeing.

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