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Suckier than a sucky thing on sucky day
Member Name: amonet
Date: 30/10/00, updated on 30/10/00 (34 review reads)
Advantages: erm let me think
Disadvantages: the Argentinian scenery?
This film SUCKS big time. As my bloke would say, it blows monkeys. It's horrible. I am a long time Madonna fan - she's a musical genius. I watched her on the Tube when she was noone. And I supported her foray into acting wholeheartedly.
Unfortunately, I have to admit that she can't act for beans, no matter how hard she tries. She was marginally interesting in " A League of Their Own" but otherwise - crap.
So, I watched this film having read the odd review that said she wasn't THAT bad and in full support of our Madge, wanting to enjoy it ...
And it's so bad that I laughed. If I knew her personally, I would be embarrassed. Her acting, if you can call it that, is wooden. Ok so she has studied tapes of Eva Peron and tried to copy her mannerisms ... but she aint quite got it. Her much lauded "new style" of singing sounds like the Madonna we all know and love, although there is a dignity and a little extra power to her voice in this film not present in her usual pop stuff. And it's not just her ...
Who told Antonio he could sing??? He can't, he just can't and he shouldn't even be trying. His singing voice is weak. His dancing, I will admit, isn't bad and he IS very easy on the eye. He plays a semi-narrator who interacts with Evita at times during the film.
Jonathon Price plays Peron. He just acts. I can't say his performance was amazing as it wasn't. I knew, as with all the other actors, that he was a man playing a part. I never believed in any of them - the mark of a great actor is that s/he makes you forget they are acting.
There are a few other known faces in Evita, all bland, all uninteresting, all just acting. Andrea Corr was in it for a nanosecond. I missed her while I nipped to the loo.
It's painfully slow, very dull indeed. The songs are terriblly performed. I can't say that the songs were butchered - they are all passably per
formed ... but anyone could do the same. The score was much better than the actual songs - the incidental music better than the main songs??? Shows how bad it is!
The best thing about this film is the Argentinian scenery, the countryside. You don't see too much of it but what you do see is beautiful.
Really you should watch this just to see how bad it is!