Review by Jennifer Brooks
All I can say is, this is 77 minutes I’ll never get back.
OK, I can say more. I must say more. I will say more.
What is it with dark, ponderously slow, fatalistic lesbian movies? Are lesbian filmmakers saying that being isolated and persecuted is good sexy fun? Is this what lesbians have to aspire to?
The pacing is tedious, the story is depressing, the acting is painfully bland and the music is hard to endure. There’s no chemistry between the two love interests. I’d say to pop an antidepressant before watching this film, but somehow feel that would be irresponsible of me.
I know some women go gaga for dark, life-sucking (not the good kind of life sucking) lesbian films with no action, sparse dialogue and a fleeting sex scene or two. To each her own. Personally I think that’s just an unfortunate confusion of bad art for high art, the “If I don’t understand it or like it, it must be good” syndrome.
If you’re still interested, I should tell you about the plot: Boarding school student attracted to teacher. Boarding school student pursues teacher. Boarding school student gets teacher. Bad things happen.
If this is your cup of tea or if you’re just curious and have to see for yourself, go for it. Watch it twice. See if I care.
Message to the world: Stop making films just because you can! Wait for a good script. PLEASE. I’ll even help you get one. Really. Call me.
Date Night: Bad
On the plus side, it’ll make just about any relationship seem great in comparison, and it won’t matter if you get distracted and miss part of the show.
I really hope not. I’m sure it could be salvaged by some creative person, maybe used as a drinking game.
If by drama you mean boring and depressing, then it’s definitely a drama. Otherwise not so much.