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?
||Hurricane Mariah (42,657)
by clueey23 from USA|
This all just seems like the calm right before the storm. I think MC is gonna come with that ether. A little less than 20 days left until it hits. At least that's how I would like to think about this silent period. Lol.
(Wednesday 16 April 2014; 23:44)
||Album release (42,655)
by J from USA|
Honestly we still got 2 more weeks untill April is over. Let's give Mariah until then to give more information about this album. At this point it's whatever to me TBH. I'll buy the album but I'm not as excited as I was before. I'm pretty sure this is going to be a great record but as far as success goes, I doubt this era will be one. Too many thing... read more
(Wednesday 16 April 2014; 21:50)
||Thumbs down (42,654)
by Martyn from United Kingdon|
I'm so glad the thumbs down option has been removed. I stopped posting because I'm too sensitive to deal with the negativity. I don't like it when lambs argue. We get enough hassle from non Mariah fans, we should all stick together. (I feel like the rainbow cake girl at the end of Mean Girls.)
(Wednesday 16 April 2014; 21:32)
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