|INTERACTIVE (Rate the Review)|
|Cinema Signal: Not quite a green light but has elements of strong appeal for a limited audience.|
Sing Like an American Idol, Women's Edition
Everything You Need to Sing the Hits!
(Discounted Paperback (with CD) from Amazon)
This Hollywood multi-story weaves itself with the threads of characters who, according to the official description, live "outside their comfort zone and the people who put them there." Could it be that the pot-smoking psychiatric mess who is the shrink of the title is, at least, one of the twisted... er... guilty ones?
The tart drama also rounds up the extraordinary likes of Gore Vidal, Robert Loggia (the shrink's dad Robert), Griffin Dunne, Robin Williams (who probably needs therapy worst of all) and other travelers through these frames. The result is fascinating but not exactly ground breaking. It probes and exposes a bit of the shadowy entrails of the glamour capital but illuminating depth is not its most therapeutic effect. Should raise some interest from fan followers, at least initially, but likely to seek the video bins in short order.
~~ Jules Brenner
[Update: Since I wrote that, the DVD has been announced for
a quick release on the heels of the theatrical release. Movie opens in
limited release on July 24; the DVD releases August 27th (subject to
change). ~ Jb]