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Speechless (1994)

Director:
Ron Underwood
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy/Romance
NORWEGIAN TITLE
?
RUNNING TIME
99 minutes
Producer:
Geena Davis
Renny Harlin
Screenwriter:
Robert King


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Julia Mann Geena Davis
Kevin Vallick Michael Keaton
Bob 'Bagdad' Freed Christopher Reeve
Annette Bonnie Bedelia
Ventura Ernie Hudson
Kratz Charles Martin Smith

 

Review

Trife and over-plotted alleged romantic comedy that is completely lacking in romance, and only very rarely funny. The reasons are many. One is the unimaginative direction, by Ron Underwood who seems to have a knack of always finding the most banal solution (the initial hook-up of Julia and Kevin being the most obvious example). Another is the one-note acting by Davis and Keaton. They go over the top at any chance they have, and stand off each other without ever creating any chemistry, neither romantically or comic. And Robert King's mediocre script won't do them any favours. A disappointing vehicle from Hollywood's golden year.

Copyright 28.11.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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