A bit puzzled at some of the breathless reaction this movie is garnering. Yes, J-Lo is really good and the Oscar talk makes sense. The cinematography is great, with some truly special club sequences, and kudos to the sound mixing. But overall the film doesn't really dig very deep, and spends too much time on some laborious scenes with the journalist interviewing Constance Wu (who's pretty good, nice to see her stretch her range a bit) to the detriment of showing more of the relationships between the complex main characters. There's a bit of a TV movie feel to the way events are portrayed, and while I understand the decision to not have a single male character be more than a paper-thin trope, it almost made me wonder if this would've worked better as a limited series.
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5. "I really enjoyed this movie. JLO should get an oscar for it. " In response to Reply # 0
I had to let go at some point that this wasn't a Heist Movie and once I did that I enjoyed it.
I can see how dudes might not find it super relatable but I particularly enjoyed it because I was in NYC at the strip clubs circa 2007. That shit seems like a lifetime ago and I enjoyed how they captured the differences between NYC 2006 and 2013.
This very much felt like a companion piece for Wolf of Wall Street.
Loved all the Janet Jackson songs.
Most of all I loved that JLO just made a showcase for herself to be fucking badass.
After Out of Sight I thought she was a great actress but have never seen another glimpse of her being that sort of actress until this movie. She's doper at 50 then I thought she was at like 30.
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... I thought Wu was grossly miscast. Have loved her in other things, but here, her transformation never seemed credible to me. Her line delivery often felt flat as well. Really sunk the movie for me, tbh.