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Pretentious Garbage Disguised as "Art"
KnatLouie from Copenhagen, Denmark
18 April 2013
Now, before you rate my negative review negatively, please notice that
when I saw this film (at Copenhagen PIX Film Festival), it had been
advertised as being "James Franco re-enacts some of his career's
greatest moments, in a funny round of movie-karaoke by the American
artist Carter" - It didn't sound bad, actually quite interesting, so I
had high hopes going in... I already knew it could be somewhat
"artistic", and not a *real* movie as such, but in no way had I
imagined it being SO bad...
The entire film, from start to finish, is just James Franco, (very)
poorly re-enacting random scenes from a handful of movies, very few
people has seen - and if they've actually seen the original scenes,
they probably couldn't recognize them, as the re-enactments are done so
poorly! Several scenes consist of him either: walking back and forth
(sometimes backwards), answering the phone, mumbling incoherently to
himself, fiddling with his chair for several minutes, staring into the
camera, painting a (really) bad self-portrait, or just sitting and
writing doodles for no apparent reason..
There's nothing that links the scenes together, and there's no real
point to this "movie", other than showing James Franco (at about 50% of
his acting-capacity for some reason), rehearsing scenes from some of
his previous movies, along with some scenes from Julianne Moore and
Rock Hudson's old parts as well. The director, Carter, was also present
at the screening, and tried to defend the film, to little avail. You
can't really turn crap into gold, just by talking about how "special"
and "artistic" it is.
If I hadn't sat in the middle of a row, in a packed theatre (where
about 85% of the audience were young "Francofilian" women), I would've
walked out. This was 63 minutes of my life that will never come back.
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