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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

March 16, 2006

Flawed premise

Last night I blubbed my way through Sleepless in Seattle, a deeply flawed film. It's got one of those song-filled soundtracks, for a start, which will annoy you if you let it. And it's also one of those films which features two stars who are supposed to have screen chemistry, except the plot of the film legislates against them being on screen at the same time.

You've Got Mail was better in this respect, because the plot demanded they should be in each other's company, with that love/hate thing going on. And Joe Vs. The Volcano, of course, was just strange.

Another film with the flawed "two stars" premise is Heat, in which DeNiro and Pacino have one scene together, I think. Big deal. What a waste of money and talent. Hoo ha!

The BBC tried to make a whole comedy out of two people who are meant for each other and never meet. Fucking hilarious.


  • Am rather a fan of Mr Mann, director of Heat, and I do rather like the premise of that film which sees the central characters as mirrors of each other.

    I also enjoyed LA Takedown, which was basically Mann doing Heat as a TV movie test-run for the project looong before he could get the budget for Pacino and DeNiro.

    The lack of chemistry thing is more of a problem though: sometimes you wonder why the two actors agreed to be in the same room as each other, so patently lacking in the chemistry necessary for the role are they!

    By Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg, at 6:27 am  

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