Gosh, this was really bad. I really like both Emma Stone and Ryan Goslig but neither actually can sing and they can barely dance. The premise of a 'trying to make it' young couple in Hollywood should lend itself to something interesting but it was just schlock. The best parts were the instrumentals and piano in particular. I started watching the clock about thirty minutes into the film. Ugh.
Charles Band expounds on the dangerous influence of television on modern culture in the most blatant and delightfully absurd way!
"People of Earth, you must heed my warning. Destroy your satellite receivers, dismantle your communications systems, render your TV sets inoperable for the next 200 Earth years."
This will be my first review because it's actually one of the most enjoyable films I've seen in the last year. The weirdo Putterman family with Swinger parents, crazy veteran grandpa, Cyndi Lauper-esque…
Despite being somber and nearly heartbreaking at times, Freaks has an absolutely lovely message about love, friendship, forgiveness and acceptance.
It is easy to spot the truly monstrous characters early on and, like me, you will probably be rooting for the good guys to triumph in the end and for the baddies to get their comeuppance. Overall, a very sweet film that offers important commentary on true ugliness.