|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Jude Law, Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Simon Abkarian, Patrick J. Adams, Steve Buscemi, Dianne Wiest, John Leguizamo, Riz Ahmed|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Collections:||Best of LOVEFiLM Instant|
|1hr 34 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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RageBy AlexPhillips (41 reviews) from UK , 28 Sep 2009
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[Highly rated reviewer]This is a very interesting film. In my opinion this film is more an exercise in film making than it is a film in of itself. The format consists for a series of interviews in front of a green screen which then has different colours projected on to it.
The plot is based around a New York fashion show where a young African-American boy (aged around 10 according to the director) has been allowed in to in order to speak to the various people involved. You never see or hear the boy as he is designed to act as a silent listener and witness to the events that unfold around him. As the week progresses various tragedies befall the show including the deaths of various models and external protests.
This plot however is largely unimportant as the film is hung entirely on the acting of the interviewees, from Judy Dench, to Jude Law in drag, and from Eddy Iszzard through to Steve Bucessmi, the acting is fantastic as they narrate their thoughts and feeling throughout the week. Due to this however, you are left with the feeling that the fact its at a fashion show is unimportant, this could easily be done about any other occasion which renders its clear critique of the fashion industry somewhat muted.
In sum this is not the kind of film you would return to again and again, in order to sustain itself the story takes more and more ridiculous turns to the point of near madness. That said its well worth a single watch just to see the very fine actors at work.
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watch in ten mins..By a customer , 26 Jan 2013I flicked through to see a few great performances from great actors. Otherwise, I just couldn't watch . It told me nothing I did not really know. it's an interesting idea for an exercise in film making maybe. But boring I'm afraid.
Awful filmBy a customer , 22 Jan 2013I was so disappointed with this film. The characters were cliches - especially the fashion designer. Cringing at the poor quality
Fashion Disaster MovieBy pierre66 (1 review) , 07 Jan 2013i accidently pressed the wrong key on the keyboard and the film started instantly on my pc. I lasted about 7 minutes, before I had to go make a cup of tea as i was so bored, but when I returned to the pc it was just the same rubbish. Its like some sort of amatuer night, with everyone acting their socks off, but none of them seem to know what they are talking about. It is worth skipping throught the scenes just to laugh at Jude and Judi, and thier hair and make up. Judi looks like a ghost but paler, and Jude looks like he was in the band Heart but got threw out for being too femme. But I would really advise you all (even my enemies) not to bother pressing play on this disaster.
Spoiler: the entire point of the film happens at 25m 55sBy a customer , 20 Oct 2012An awesome investment by the Film Council in zero-budget experimental film making. Except for a couple of plane tickets to New York for no particularly obvious reason.
Those who can appreciate the finer points of paint coatings achieving hydrostatic vapour equilibrium will be able to make it through the mostly-unconnected improv by a selection of mega-stars and rising stars.
Actors will appreciate seeing actors managing to extract performances from the thinnest of material.
Photographers will appreciate the irony of a green screen pretending to be a blue screen chroma-keyed into various character-coded colours for nearly 90 minutes continuously, but almost never actually being green - oh the irony.
The final few seconds has no screen: if that makes you skip forward then you simply are not the right sort of person who this director wants to appreciate her film.
Rage not against this MachineBy a customer , 25 Nov 2011It was dreadful but Jude Law was fantastic to look at as was Judi Dench -I turned it off after skipping and realising it was more of the same -bring back Lars Von Trier
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