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Friday, 28 December 2018

Mini Retro Review: Full Frontal (2002) #badmovies

Full Frontal 
Genre: Drama

Shot with a cheap looking camera, this low-budget guerilla style of filmmaking is Steven Soderbergh's attempt at being Robert Altman, part-Woody Allen by going all artsy and indie-like. Full Frontal feels like vignettes that make little to no sense that is strung together. Set in one day it's a movie within a movie, characters in various situations are seen rambling on and on, image quality is shoddy looking with Soderbergh's out of focus shots that instead have this grainy feel, story practically little makes sense and the longer it went on, the more tiresome and bland it became, I couldn't manage more than 30 mins of this. Julia Roberts is Catherine and has one of the worst onscreen haircuts alongside Mary Reily and Patty in Mother's Day. She did okay but her character was underwritten, much like the others. This is about as dense, dreary and pretentious as Pret-A-Porter, another Julia Roberts movie with an ensemble cast. Erin Brockovich is still my favourite film of Soderbergh's by a long distance, whilst this reigns as one of his worst. 

Is It Worth Watching?

Sadly no.


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