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would have clicked spoiler but the production itself stinks enough
Truly I Love Lucy as well...comedic genius yes.....MAME...NEVER...she was as ridiculous as Mame...as was the film adaptation of Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya sisterhood. Both just completely missed the point. Roslind Russell was, is and always will be the first and only Mame. Perhaps as a young starlet, Ball could have pulled off a role like this, where her inherent beauty and youth could have carried her through...but this seemed a desperate attempt from an aged star to show that she was still viable in the field. The reason there are sooo many more supporters of Russell's version (aside from the fact that you cant improve upon the original) is that Russell had presence, she absorbs every scene, whereas Lucille Ball might as well be a pattern on the wallpaper in Mame for all the attention she commands in the role.
October Moon (2005)
Elements of excellence in the indy persuasion.
Having myself seen my fair share of independent movies of both the gay a straight persuasion, I can honestly say that October Moon is definitely a shining example of honest story telling with fictional edge. Recently I saw the movie "Ice Men" and have to say it was pretty awful....definitely expected more considering director Thom Best (Ginger Snaps, Queer as Folk) has done better in the past. The characters were flat and predictable and the acting was at times reminiscent of "Showgirls". With October Moon, this was definitely not the case. I found the characters believable and the writing to be an honest portrayal of people in general. The movie has a wonderful flow and holds your attention from beginning to end. Collum has shown a great deal of personal development in writing style and direction from previous endeavors. Apparently his work with TEMPE and as assistant editor for Femme Fatale has matured his talent and craft. I definitely recommend this movie, its storytelling at its best.