Points for Emma and Laura.
A million points off for Colin Frissell.
Does exactly what it says on the box! A ridiculously engaging movie experience and a convincing 21st C version of the story (apart from the bit where country = authentic and pop = sell out).
Especially fun in a Drafthouse full o’ Gaga fans. Live applause is always fun in the cinema.
Half a star off for the terrible, unbelievable manager “character”. What a tired old trope. It all suddenly felt so “Hollywood” near the end and not in A…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Aside from the yawnful Good-Guys-White / Bad-Guys-Other-Colours casting, this was a surprisingly enjoyable action flick... until it fucked out in the third act.
It was partly the utterly weird special effects. Partly that they sent their only lady-spy off into space 'cos no plot for her. But mostly because of a series of gags right near the end in which the only moral (blonde, beautiful) hold-out amongst the captured guests offers our hero ass-sex if he sets her free.