Sunday, December 31, 2006

Rank & Bile At The Movies - Shortbus

John Cameron Mitchell's follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," is an entertaining dissection of the sexual mores of New York's hip crowd.

Whilst the film has gained notoriety as the most sexually explicit film put on general release, the sex aside, there is still an engaging story told through likeable characters.

The cast who are pretty much all newcomers (no pun intended!) improvised much of the dialogue, which gives it a realistic feel and despite the main character, James (Paul Dawson), plotting his suicide for most of the film, this is essentially a feel good movie that leaves you with happy endings all round.

Watch out for the fabulous Justin Bond (aka Kiki of Kiki and Herb fame) who only just avoids stealing the whole film with a bravura performance as himself.

Highly recommended but not one for the kids!

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1 comment:

JJ said...

Love that film and totally agree Justin is definitely the star of the film!