Saturday, May 17, 2008
Too much information
The money quote Sony Pictures Classics is spotlighting in print ads for the fact-based Children of Huang Shi, which opens on Friday, is a wee bit overstuffed. Whatever four-star paean critic Karen Durbin wrote for Elle magazine has been blurbicized into:
"A Feel-Good Treat! Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays an idealistic journalist almost too shy to woo Radha Mitchell's fearless nurse on horseback as they rescue sixty Chinese orphans."
Now, I've seen the movie, and that's not an inaccurate description. Rather top-heavy, though...and unintentionally funny. [I don't recall him wooing her on horseback, either.] Somehow I don't think it's going to lure audiences away from Indiana Jones.