Desperate Remedies ★★★★

Overblown, overwrought and over-the-top. That's what I was thinking early on. And that's what I was still thinking at the end, but by then I had caught on that everyone involved was having a great deal of fun with the melodrama. Whatever you may think of this film, I don't think you'll find it boring. Quirky, fascinating performances; exceptional set design; bold use of colors; beautiful (if relentless) musical score. It all adds up to a unique viewing experience.