|Homage (1996) is a story about a widow, the rather strange young
who comes to work for her as a farm hand, and the widow's daughter,
who is a recovering
addict and star of a TV sitcom.
Lee wears a partially transparent blouse which gives a clear view of
her nipples, and is shown bare-breasted on a TV screen.
The film begins with the young PhD killing the
daughter, Sheryl Lee, and cuts forward and back in time to tell what
led up to the death, and what happens after he is caught. Call this a
character-driven drama about a stalker. Performances were good, as was
character development, but I think a linear approach to the time line
would have added some needed suspense.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C.
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