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Chicago – If your ideal vision of prom is best represented by “Carrie,” then odds are Disney’s “Prom” is not for you. In fact, if you are a high schooler, were a high schooler or may become a high schooler, “Prom” is guaranteed to strike you as monumentally childish. It’s the sort of harmless dreck so mediocre and generic that it could’ve been made in any time period. In a sense, it’s timeless dreck.
See if this sounds familiar: a perky popular overachiever finds herself falling for the long-haired brooding loser with a motorcycle and a criminal record. “He’s a rude, arrogant menace!” she shouts early in the film, thus solidifying that she will undoubtedly end up in his arms at the final fade-out. Seriously, how many “Breakfast Club” retreads and Disneyfied teenage dramas does the human race need?
Blu-Ray Rating: 2.0/5.0
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George Lucas in Love, 1999.
Directed by Joe Nussbaum.
A self-financed independent short from writer-director Joe Nussbaum, George Lucas in Love first came to attention in 1999 when it began circulating Hollywood prior to its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival later that year. Inspired by both Star Wars and recent Best Picture winner Shakespeare in Love, the film takes us back to 1967 when USC student George Lucas (Martin Hynes) is struggling with writer's block on his latest script, a space fantasy about a young farmer. Everyone he meets resembles characters from his upcoming masterpiece, but Lucas is unable to shake his creative shackles until he meets his muse in a rebellious young woman (Lisa Jakub).
George Lucas in Love enjoyed a successful festival run, picking up a number of awards including the Canal+ Short Film Award »
2 items from 2011
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