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When Bette Met Mae (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, History
Bette Davis and Mae West come alive again in this cleverly conceived film recounting the occasion of their first meeting in Hollywood at a party in 1973. If you have ever wanted to eve's ... See full summary »

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Wes Wheadon

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Wes Wheadon
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Credited cast:
Tomas Arana ... Stan
Sally Kellerman ... Narrator
Gary Kemp Gary Kemp ... Chuck
Brandon Larcom ... Wes
Brandon Larcom Brandon Larcom ... Wes
Tim Maculan ... Vik
Victoria Mills Victoria Mills ... Mae
Karen Teliha Karen Teliha ... Bette
Wes Wheadon Wes Wheadon ... Himself
Don Yanan ... Glenn
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Bette Davis and Mae West come alive again in this cleverly conceived film recounting the occasion of their first meeting in Hollywood at a party in 1973. If you have ever wanted to eve's drop into the first meeting of 2 iconic celebrities this is your film. Enjoy their humor, candor, feel Bette's brashness and Mae's sensuality as they tell the stories of their lives to one another. Be our guest at this historic meeting, and sit in on the fun.

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Not Perfect but It's Entertaining
23 May 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

When Bette Met Mae (2014)

*** (out of 4)

Director-writer Wes Wheadon once had a very lucky moment when he managed to bring legends Bette Davis and Mae West together. This sixty-three minute feature has a couple actresses playing the legends and they pretty much lip-sync to an audio recording of the conversation that was done that night.

The new actors basically re-enact what was heard on the audio recording. This is a pretty interesting idea that also works as a documentary as there are people on hand to discuss the careers of both Davis and West. The documentary stuff really isn't anything we haven't seen before but I will admit that it was good.

The audio recording is what's going to bring film buffs to this movie and for the most part the conversation is good, although you have to wonder if either of them really thought it would be turned into a movie forty years later. The audio recording could have used subtitles at times because it was pretty hard to hear what was going on.

There are some great stories told by the legends and you can tell that Davis is the more vocal of the two with that loud and striking voice. WHEN BETTE MET MAE isn't a masterpiece and how it's presented is a bit strange at times but I must admit that it was still entertaining listening to these legends talk about their careers and disappointments.


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