Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Film Week

A review of the films I've seen this past week.

JODI ARIAS: DIRTY LITTLE SECRET (2013)
I don't really know anything about the actual Jodi Arias case--I consciously try not to follow America's glamour trials, or really anything Nancy Grace bleats on about--so I can't say what the movie accurately reflects or what. I did think Tania Raymonde was pretty good in it (I've liked her since Malcolm in the Middle). Just based on what I was seeing in the movie, I found her surprisingly sympathetic; she came across like a woman with emotional and mental issues who read too much into what was happening in her relationship, and the guy seemed to be taking advantage of that to get sex because, I'll just be honest here, crazy girls are fun to fuck. Really, I was surprised how little sympathy I had for the victim. Again, I'm talking about what I saw in the movie, not about the real people, because how the hell would I know? It's lurid and sleazy and not as steamy as it wants to be, and because motivations aren't really delved into, a lot of Jodi's unbalanced actions seem to come out of left field. The trial itself is glossed over, which is fine because that means less Nancy Grace, and less Nancy Grace in the world can only help things. Still, weirdly enjoyable in that good-bad, stupid-good "eating ice cream for dinner" kind of way. **1/2

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