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Betty I Am (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  7 July 2012 (USA)
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"Betty I Am", an inner city Dark Comedy/ Drama and character piece, is set within the burrows of East Los Angeles. A brother and sister reunite following a five-year hiatus and are forced ... See full summary »

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"Betty I Am", an inner city Dark Comedy/ Drama and character piece, is set within the burrows of East Los Angeles. A brother and sister reunite following a five-year hiatus and are forced to stumble towards reconciliation. Paul, a drunken vagrant, finds only awkward inconvenience as Betty is unwittingly thrust into his care. Forced to contemplate the self-afflicted death of her father in solitude; Betty's naive optimism becomes sanctuary for both brother and sister. The realities of street existence have smashed Paul's resolve, and purpose now lies at the bottom of each dissolute liquor bottle. A middle-aged hooker provides the only model of feminine grace for the disgruntled twenty-five year old. Torn between her childhood ideals and the bleak reality of the present, Betty flails in the wake of her day-to-day indecision's. The state of Paul's indifference is tested and ultimately drained by the tenacity of her positive outlook. In the end, the two are given a chance to begin anew ... Written by Joe Engelke

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this movie is a classic example of Film School don't
31 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film which I recently had the privilege to view is a classic example of what happens when film school students take too literally what they have learned.

Instead of developing an actual film what he's done here is put out a flick that imitates cinema rather than contributes to it.

Jim Jarmusch would not be proud.

The director would like you to believe this is a coming of age film. When in fact this is far from it. The movie takes itself too seriously, the pacing was horrific and there is no conflict resolution.

The movie is a self indulgent mess attempting to masquerade itself as cinema. I know my review comes off with a tinge of venom in it, but when you spend 5 years on a movie I expect at least an hour and a half of enjoyment.

This was not that.


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