9 out of 13 people found the following review useful:
It's worth watching, barely.
plaidpotato from United States
20 February 2004
This film's not quite as trashy as its title might suggest. There's no more
nudity than you'd seen in a typical Brigitte Bardot film from the period,
only most of BB's movies were a lot better than this. There are no sex
scenes at all.
There's about 10-15 minutes worth of good cinema here, mostly where the
movie's just kind of noodling along, showing us scenery. There are some
cool shots of the characters zipping around Paris in a funny little Eurocar.
And then there's the nightclub, with some cool late 50s jazz and the
associated dancing. I liked that. At times it felt like a low-rent Fellini
film, La Dolce Vita-era. And then there are the several stripteases. The
stripteases aren't overly explicit, but they're nice. There's an innocence
to them. It's about the art of striptease; it doesn't feel exploitative.
Some of the scenes are quite creatively choreographed, although not
particularly creatively filmed. The camera just kind of stands and stares.
But I guess if you've got something inherently beautiful and interesting on
screen, there's no reason to overcomplicate it.
Unfortunately, the rest of the movie insists on having a plot, and not a
very interesting one. It was hard to sit through.
But overall, this film was worth a rental. I like the late 50s style. And
I like vintage nudity. I'm probably being overly generous, but I'll give
this a 6/10.
BTW, the DVD version I saw had, I think, the original 1950s dubbing to
English. It was among the worst I've ever heard. All the male voices
sounded like they'd been tape recorded and then played back at 2/3 speed.
Everyone sounded like James Earl Jones. And some of the female voices
sounded exactly like Monty Pythonesque female impersonations. I wonder what
my neighbors were thinking; they must have been able to hear this through
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