The Vogels had two rules when it came to buying art:
1. The piece had to be affordable.
2. It had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment .
The Vogels are a humble New York couple who amassed one of the greatest Modern/Contemporary art collections of thousands and thousands of works. She was a librarian and he was a postal worker who were able to collect art by living simply and putting priority on art.…
Promising premise - horrible execution.
This movie was overwrought with sanctimonious, and overbearing monologues by both title characters. I felt as though I was being given speeches written by some cultural anthropology graduate student who was trying to work out their thesis on pop culture - and this was their first draft.
I wish so badly this was at least remotely funny - but every line was so overacted that it fell flat. I never laughed once.
Racist - All non-Greek characters were painted out to be these effeminate, barbaric, monsters who were almost not even human.
Sexist - The single female character's only option to help her country is to sleep with a powerful political figure and then betrayed and accused of being an adulterer.
Homophobic - Making the enemies effeminate, and therefore weaker and "different," from the hyper masculine (but let's be real, super homoerotic) "heros."
Ablest- The hunchbacked character is shown to be horribly…