First of all, this is obviously not a "good" movie, at least in the classical sense of the word. The editing, plot progression, narrative style, acting, and screenplay are all incredibly lacking. Meredith Lucas' lack of directorial experience is very clear in these areas.
However, I still found the film to be very enjoyable. The cast is fantastic, the soundtrack is amazing, and the photography is much better than one would expect from such a low-budget venture. And if you watch this as a b-movie rather than a serious artistic piece, it's actually quite funny.
Ultimately, this is a great example of a film that just didn't live up to its potential. It could have been enormously helped by removing a few scenes, re-editing a few existing ones, and making more dialogue to make the plot less narration-reliant. It also could have benefitted from an acting coach, although I suppose the bungled lines just add to its kitschy charm....
Anyway, in spite of its many faults, this is still a very enjoyable film, provided you watch it in the right mindset.
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