Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 251

movie: Guilty Pleasures
starring: ???
genre: Documentary
year: 2010
format: Shaw  Video On Demand

plot: Following a group of romance readers and writers, and one book cover model as they deal with the reality of romance vs what is found in their books.

First off, it's a bit of a mess.  We meet 3 housewives in different parts of the world, two are seemingly happily married, one is divorced, as well as the main writer and main cover model of the books.  The writer, not only is a man using a woman's aka, but is in his late 60's.  The cover model, is looking for love but has an extreme view point on how the woman of his dreams should look.

I'm little pissed off on the fact that after I paid for the rental of this on Shaw, it ended up being aired for free on CBC News. You might have noticed too, that I could not find a list of who the people in the documentary were, odd when you think about it.

As a documentary, the idea was there, but the movie itself is nothing to write home about.  Not enough time is spent with anyone of the cast to really care about them.  And, in one instance, more time is spent on the husband of the British housewife then in interviewing her as the fan.
The documentary is promoted as a look in side the obsessiveness and the behind the scenes of writing romance novels, but it doesn't end up giving you that at all.

what do i think i learned from this film?
I learned nothing from this

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