Friday, August 29, 2003

Tumors and lies

Movie: And Now...Ladies and Gentlemen

Posted on Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 4:00 AM

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And Now...Ladies and Gentlemen
Length: 2 hours, 6 minutes
Studio: Paramount Classics
Website: http://www.paramountclassics.com/andnow/
Release Date: 2003-08-29
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Patricia Kaas, Thierry Lhermitte, Alessandra Martines, Constantin Alexandrov
Director: Claude Lelouch
Screenwriter: Claude Lelouch, Pierre Leroux
WorkNameSort: And Now...Ladies and Gentlemen
Our Rating: 2.00

This drowsy caper comes on like a fun-house mirror of layered pretensions, as a jewel thief (Jeremy Irons) with a brain tumor wends his way through a number of larcenous, possibly imagined scenarios; meanwhile, a lounge singer (Patricia Kaas) warbles bothersome cabaret pap. Could be we're in for something famously awful. But when the fates of the two leads begin to intertwine, we realize that it's just going to be boring old, garden-variety bad instead. Swing and a miss! At least we get to learn what Irons looks like in drag, which has to satisfy somebody's curiosity.

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