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Soap without suds
genregirl from Australia
21 April 2004
With it's convoluted plot and cardboard characters, XXX's & OOO's is
more than a cliched soap opera.
A tale of four wronged women, each connected to the Nashville country
scene, XXX's & OOO's uses all the standard soapie devices to get it's
across. There's birth and death, marriage and divorce. There's corporate
shenanigans and blackmail, alcoholism, wayward children and controlling
parents. There's the woman making it in the mans' world, a court case, a
rousing church ceremony, a grand opening and even a car crash. All of it,
however, amounts to very little.
I rented this movie because I'm a fan of Paul Gross (due South) and
he looks pretty and gets to sing, even his presence wasn't enough to keep
interested. The flashback sequences are little more than cringe-worthy
videos, the characters aren't at all engaging and I could see every plot
twist a turn a mile before it happened. I found myself hitting the
fast-forward button on more than one occasion and still managed to keep up
with the various plot threads.
If you have an interest in country music it might be worth a look.
Otherwise, don't bother.
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