American Violet Reviews

Monday, April 27th, 2009

I’m going to watch the movie, based on the real-life experience of Regina Kelly, tonight.

So far, it’s getting pretty good reviews. The negative reviews seem to focus on the film’s heavy-handed plot and lack of character development, which without having seen the film, I’d have to say is not entirely fair. There’s not much the filmmakers could do with the plot while still staying true to Kelly’s story. And sometimes, bad people don’t change, even after enduring an experience that ought to change them.

Still, until the movie comes to your area, you can brows mostly positive reviews from the NY Times, Entertainment Weekly, the Washington Post, the Onion’s A.V. Club, and Roger Ebert.

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6 Responses to “American Violet Reviews”

  1. #1 |  Edwin Sheldon | 

    As my local theatres have thus far declined to run the film, I demand a no-spoiler review within the next twenty-four hours.

  2. #2 |  perlhaqr | 

    “The only way I’d watch it,” said Paschall, the five-term district attorney for Robertson County, “I’d have to be handcuffed, tied to a chair and you’d have to tape my eyes open.”

    I’m sure this could be arranged.

  3. #3 |  Billy Beck | 

    perlhaqr: I was going to say that someone ought to take him up on that.

  4. #4 |  Marty | 

    I hope this makes it to St. Louis.

  5. #5 |  Frank | 

    “The only way I’d watch it,” said Paschall, the five-term district attorney for Robertson County, “I’d have to be handcuffed, tied to a chair and you’d have to tape my eyes open.”

    Becoming a lamp post decoration is always an option.

    This underscores the need to have a definite mechanism to strip the Nifongs of the country of their sovereign immunity. It is clear that that lamp post is no longer an option, but a necessity.

  6. #6 |  CC | 

    Ummm… A “no spoiler review” is really pretty impossible when the film is based on a true story.

    If you’d like a review, and a positive one, that does have spoilers in the sense that I assume you know as much as I do about how it’s going to end, my take on the movie is here.

    CC

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