Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Hard Promises


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 09/26/2016


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 35 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 20.9 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5264.7 miles

SYNOPSIS: A wandering husband returns home to prevent his wife from divorcing him and marrying another man.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   A very narrowly targeted film aimed squarely at mid-western single/divorced woman between the ages of 18 and 36.

PROS AND CONS:  Not a good film.  While it is supposed to fall into the romantic comedy genre of film, it fails on both counts.  The film is produced by William Petersen and appears to be a star vehicle for himself and his close compatriots.  

This work never clicks.  It is neither that funny and any romance in the work appears terribly forced.  You are left to wonder if Peterson’s character is just a bully/stalker and why on earth Sissy Spacek’s character would ever desire him (except for sex).  

It appears that this is the morality tale to teach women to stop chasing after the sexy bad-boy and settle down with Mr. Nerdy and milk toast.  And the ending was just odd.  Petersen’s character just walks away after learning that he has lost his ex-wife to the nerdy guy.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.