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?
||Carlos / Paul (42,012)
by Isaac Ortiz from USA|
[This message is completely censored. Isaac was again very very rude to several posters and that's why I've banned him from this messageboard.]
(Friday 7 March 2014; 5:14)
by Kenny from Canada|
Right on. I don't have any hard feelings toward him at all. At the end of the day, we're all here for the same reason and he actually seems like a passionate lamb. So I don't want to turn this into a "pick on Issac" fest. Let's move on.
(Thursday 6 March 2014; 21:59)
by Stacey from USA|
You are right. There is nothing wrong with different opinions. My post said just that. Go and read my original post again. My issue is with name calling. Just wanted that part to be clear.
(Thursday 6 March 2014; 21:18)
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