Reporter's log: Cannes 2008
Back in 2001, soul superstar Mariah Carey had a bit of a funny turn in the wake of
releasing her box office flop Glitter - a film which put the word corny into, erm...
popcorny. "Carey can act after a fashion, though dialogue gives her trouble," noted TV
Guide magazine in the US.|
Well, despite that setback, the singer has ventured back onto the silver screen in a
movie called Tennessee and, with a low-key Cannes premiere last night, there was really
no other option for our evening's entertainment.
Tennessee is a good old-fashioned road movie, where travelling along an actual highway
is a metaphor for making progress along your personal journey of life. Mariah plays a
waitress who - would you believe it? - wants to break into music. She gets picked up by
the film's heroes and accompanies them to Nashville, where they hope to find their
Amazingly, Mariah is the best thing in it. Her understated, downbeat performance is so
natural that pretty soon you stop wondering whether Busta Rhymes will pop up for a guest
rap. And for someone famed as an image-obsessed diva, Carey has no problem playing a
character who dresses down in dowdy clothes with greasy, toussled hair. She even carries
a little extra weight compared to her normal svelte image.
Carey is so good, in fact, that the film feels rather flat when she's off-screen. The
denouement, which is presumably supposed to be a heart-rending tear-jerker, kind of
passed me by. Maybe we wrote Carey's film career off too soon?
||Billy from Greece (45,717)
by Mimi L. from |
Hey Billy, well since the subject of your post was a direct reply to my post I naturally assumed it was directed at me. But you are nice enough to apologize, and so all if forgiven and forgotten. Thanks for clarifying your point.
(Friday 1 August 2014; 15:29)
||Tracks I like most MIAM (45,716)
by May from Denmark|
1. Meteorite (I burnt my pc with this song on repeat lol)
3. Make it look good
4. You don't know what to do
5. One more try
I really liked "You are mine", so probably would go number 6 on my list and I have played it quite a few times, my 3 years old loves it and she sings it in a very cute... loud way lol. The one I truly ... read more
(Friday 1 August 2014; 12:47)
||"No big deal" about Perry (45,715)
by May from Denmark|
While one could draw several things positive or negative - depending what you want to "find" - from one tiny little phrase in Perry lyrics, truth is that I think she just took the advantage of the moment and simply did a game of words "Mariah Ca-rey-o-ke". Bet she thought what singer name she could use when writing the lyrics and thought Mariah sur... read more
(Friday 1 August 2014; 12:33)
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