A fan club of die-hard James Dean fans meet on the 20th anniversary of his death and reconnect, opening old wounds and facing new ones.A fan club of die-hard James Dean fans meet on the 20th anniversary of his death and reconnect, opening old wounds and facing new ones.A fan club of die-hard James Dean fans meet on the 20th anniversary of his death and reconnect, opening old wounds and facing new ones.
A few dimes short of being a real good one
Almost making this head to head with Streamers, this is pure Altman again. This is also a one set movie, adapted from a stage play. Here we have a score of fine performers. If seeing Streamers, this might seem a little disappointing where the story really has it's moments, but there's ones, that lack substance, or really just didn't having an impact on me. The score of performers are great, especially Kathy Bates before her Misery days. If not having seen the play, the story revolves around a score of women, avid James Dean fans (such avid fans it's scary) who have gathered for a twenty years anniversary, to mark the death of the young legendary star, involved in the fatal car crash out of Salinas. To me, their devotion sounding exaggerated, or in a plainer context, it's hard to believe, they could get so emotional, through the movie, at that loss. It's basically a conversation movie, that does cut back and forth to earlier days, like the arrival of the Giant stars, and how one of them was an extra (Sandy Dennis), or "Was she really?", it questions us to believe. The mystery stranger element is great. Could it be the young lad friend of theirs, who's come back as a woman (Karen Black). Probably. An eerie thought. There's a few stage play movies I like. Only this, I like a little bit less. It's frankly a woman's film. I guess the best bit was the excitement around James Dean's arrival. It's the performances that sell the film. Incidentally there's another familiar film, I just judged by the preview called James Dean. More so, what I like about the film is the title. The film just didn't deliver as it should have.
- May 20, 2015
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