“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Foxfire Light (1982)
How bad is it? It barely holds together and is predictable. Should you see it? No.
I'm in the cult that loved "Blast of Silence" and 21 years later, that film's director made his second feature, which I just had to see. It's... disappointing. A girl graduates from college and her mother (Tippi Hedren) wants her to stay in Beverly Hills, but she meets Leslie Nielsen at a high-class party and she ends up following him to his ranch in the Ozarks (Branson, MO. With hillbillies and mules), where she falls in love with a local (Barry VanDyke). It then becomes a Romeo and Juliet thing with southern charm heaped on it. The characters are one-dimensional and the plot is thin and predictable.