Hunger - Sehnsucht nach Liebe
(1999) from Tuna
|Hunger - Sehnsucht nach Liebe (1997), or
Hunger, Longing for Love, is a German film about a bulimic woman
(Catherine Flemming) and a romance that nearly allowed her to overcome
her disorder. She was a successful advertising executive, and most
people couldn't guess that she had a problem.
The good news is all three Bs in a shower scene
shot from above, and brief breasts in a sex scene from Flemming.
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Other than very explicit scenes of the splurge and
purge activities, this was on about the level of a movie of the week.
We didn't learn nearly enough about her, or the other major
characters, and the entire cast seemed like they only showed up for
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-. I admit that I am not wild
about disease of the week films, but even defining the genre
that narrowly, this was a weak effort.
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