Monday, June 25, 2007

BL Review

Someone emailed this to me. (Thank you, bandlerio) It's from an upstart magazine here in LA called Real Talk LA, and this review sounds a lot like the earlier one I posted, so I'm guessing one came from the other. But it's nice to know the story gave someone enough energy to write this up and that the writer is not affiliated with making the film.

We'll get our share of negative reviews (and no, I won't be posting those, -- it's hard to type from the fetal position with your thumb in your mouth) but for now, this is a pleasant surprise:


As one of the lucky viewers of this new, yet unreleased independent film, I can honestly say that "Beautiful Loser" is the kind of movie I wish we could find more often at our local theatres.

*This is not a ‘blow it up, run a lot, shoot & stomp, CGI the heck out of it’ blockbuster or an ‘I’m an idiot, but aren’t I funny in a crass sort of way?’ kind of film.

* It is a moving story about a guy who, to the rest of the world, seems like a real loser, but whose heart and loyalty make him the best friend anyone could ever want - even if people (including him!) don’t realize it.

* This touching love story about a group of high school kids whose friendships continue through their adult lives also has an engaging and off-beat spiritual bent, and delves into what each would give or do for a second chance at true happiness.

* As the director’s plot write-up puts it: “His parents named him Reginald Regineld. His friends call him ‘Ditto.’ At the age of eleven he decided he wasn’t going to do anything with his life. And that was going pretty well until senior year when he saw Tracy. This wasn’t so much love at first sight as much as it was ‘completely head over heels gonna get her at any price even if I make a complete fool of myself’ love at first sight. And it would burn for decades. Whether she loved him or not…”

* Not yet picked up for distribution, this film truly has wide appeal. It is thoughtful, heartfelt… and a movie both men and women will enjoy.

* Here’s hoping that Hollywood will step up and give it more than a direct-to-video audience - it deserves it!

* Great score and soundtrack, too!


Blogger Annamaria said...

Oh my gosh, I really want to watch it! Waiting for the movie so long. But where, when, how??? No information about this stuff...

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