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[old guy enthralled by his young lover, obviously doomed relationship]
Look at her.
[beautiful Tina's, in fact, being chatted up on the beach by young stud]
Can you see her?
She's so fucking beautiful.
[smiles proudly, stressed out, takes a sip from drink]
You don't know how beautiful she is. She slides in bed with you naked, you wanna die. It just fucking kills you.
[close-up of her angelic face]
You walk into a room with her, every man, every woman wants her. President of the United States...
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I attended the Gala presentation of Arcand's Stardom at the Toronto Film Festival last night and was so disappointed I felt myself getting angrier and angrier for wasting my time through this cliche critique of the supermodel world.
It was unoriginal, uninspired and totally uninteresting.
I am repeatedly dismayed by my fellow Canadians who champion this sort of crap just because it is Canadian.
If you hated other films like Cronenberg's M Butterfly, Egoyan's Exotica, Whale Music, and other Canadian films that were over-hyped, well....you can add this to the list.
It is a stinker and deserves the Raspberry.
No point in outlining the plot -- it's so predictable and one-dimensional. I'm too embarrassed to introduce you to the characters which never develop, are cliche stock characters portrayed by a series of displays of incredibly bad acting.
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