Saturday, June 5, 2010

Review - Fame (2009)

How on earth did they manage to make a movie more vapid than the original? The basic formula is the same: spotty coverage of four years in the lives of a handful of students at New York City’s performing arts high school. And of course both versions exist primarily to showcase teen angst and musical numbers. But in the 80s edition at least some of the characters faced what older generations would have considered real problems: poverty, abortion, coming out and the like. The worst things that happen to anybody in this one are that their parents aren’t sufficiently supportive and they don’t become famous fast enough for their liking. Verdict: see if desperate

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