Jude Law Twice

Rick’s Journal  –  MY FILM CAREER

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Hey Jude

Love, Honour and Obey
written and directed by Dominic Anciano
and Ray Burdis
2000

I don’t accept the view of Anciano/Burdis fans that this is an accomplished film which is just what the creators wished it to be and that anyone finding anything amiss has failed to grasp the filmmakers’ intentions.  I find it an uneven film, often unsure of its genre and/or tone.  It is at times hilarious, occasionally painful, resolutely coarse  —  and well acted by much of the cast, especially Jude Law..  He and some others are often so perfectly pitched as to make me immediately question my own judgment as to unevenness.  But how would the creators respond if asked what this entertainment is about?

Do entertainments need to be about anything?

Music From Another Room
written and directed by Charlie Peters
1998

OLD BEHAVIOR VS. NEW ANGELS
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH AN ANGEL IN YOUR HOUSE?

This is an enjoyable romantic comedy, occasionally unsure of its style or tone, but Jude Law is never unsure of his.  He is totally believable in the difficult role of the knowing innocent who enters a family’s life and shakes it up by having an effect on almost everyone.  The most serious problem in the writing is the character of Anna.  She is the love, the passion, the center of our hero’s life, and the viewer has real trouble understanding what he sees in her.  Anna is played by Gretchen Mol.

NEXT FRIDAY POST FEBRUARY 19
Until then,
See you at the movies,
Rick

 

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