zaterdag 13 februari 2016

100 Movie Challenge 2016 - # 21: Absolute Beginners

Director: Julien Temple
Genre: Musical/ Romance/ Drama
Runtime: 108 minutes
Year: 1986
Starring: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O’Connell, David Bowie, James Fox, Ray Davies

Description: A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin (Eddie O’Connell) is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette (Patsy Kensit) , but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter (David Bowie) and tries to crack the big time. Meanwhile, racial tension is brewing in Colin's Notting Hill housing estate...

Review: I love musicals, they’re my guilty pleasure. And I always get excited when I see a musical. But “Absolute Beginners” is not one I liked very much.
We meet photographer Colin, who is in love with model Suzette. Colin gets involved with a pop promoter. That’s all I can really remember, the film didn’t impress me. And it couldn’t keep my attention.
In musicals there is always some overacting, but there is overacting and bad acting. In this movie the acting is not very good unfortunately. The one thing I did really love about “Absolute Beginners” is the David Bowie music.
“Absolute Beginners” would look great on stage, but isn’t a good movie. It’s very forgettable.

Rating: 2/ 5

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