All tagged USA

almost adults

Almost Adults feels like a bunch of well-meaning friends got together to make a frothy film, but unfortunately it's really not very good. It feels tremendously dated, wooden, and the stereotypes abound. It's all been done before, more successfully, back in the early 90's, and really didn't need to be done again.

jenny's wedding

There are almost no words to describe what a missed opportunity this was. With zero chemistry between the leads and a script that wasted the talents of everyone involved, this film does no justice to something that is such a resonating subject in our community right now. I felt cheated investing the time and effort getting to know these characters at all.

boys on the side

Classic: A road movie with a twist, this underrated Hollywood classic will have you weeping by the end, and with good reason. These three actresses amp the emotion up to critical levels, but somehow avoid being sickly and melodramatic. A pitch perfect dramedy that stands the test of time.

when we rise

More well-meaning than well-executed, this 8-hour mini series will resonate strongly with those of us living and breathing the fight every day, but is it strong enough to move the unconverted? I'm unconvinced. There are enough huge moments here to keep most viewers hanging in there, and it pulls relentlessly at the heartstrings.

boy meets girl

With some distinct pluses and minuses, I enjoyed the film immensely, squealed with delight in some parts and squirmed with discomfort in others. Michelle Hendley is disarmingly good, and I hope that this sweet, affecting love story finds an audience, because it deserves it.

the guest house

A younger girl and an older woman hook up for the weekend in convenient circumstances, then fight, then reconcile. There's some sex. It's all a bit rubbish really, and for all the sex between two women, doesn't feel at all like a lesbian film, like it somehow has no heart.