In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers,
Another dazzling suburban phantasm from writer-director Todd Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked (made post-Poison and pre-Safe) is a stylized, bittersweet nod to his childhood fascination with I ... See full summary »
J. Evan Bonifant,
The film interlaces two stories set fifty years apart, switching frequently between them. Each tells the story of a child's quest. In 1927, Rose runs away from her father's New Jersey home to find her mother/idol, the actress Lillian Mayhew. In 1977, recently orphaned Ben runs away from his Minnesota home in search of his father..
When Ben enters the rotunda of the American Museum of Natural History, he walks past the mounted skeletons of the Allosaurus attacking a Barosaurus defending its young, as seen in the museum today. However, this exhibit was not mounted until 1991, and wouldn't have been seen in 1977. See more »
When children are the lead characters and have to carry a movie, they need to be able to act. These children cannot and completely tank this film. They are as emotionless as cardboard and even though there is little dialogue, what dialogue there is, isn't delivered with any sort of depth. It's a silent film, wrapped in a musical which is trying to be a period piece, that has no focus. The story itself is quite flimsy and there's not enough story to warrant a 2 hour rambling, aimless film. I found the soundtrack to be overwrought and predictable. Wizard of Oz used the black and white vs. color thing way better. Julie and Julia used cutting between two time periods better. It's a wanna be film in every aspect of it's delusion.
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