May 20, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

Powder Blue

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
106 minutes
performer
Jessica Biel, Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker
director
Timothy Linh Bui
author
Timothy Linh Bui
genre
Drama
We gave it a D

How overwrought is this straight-to-DVD melodrama about lonely people drifting through L.A.? Let?s see: There?s a suicidal former priest (Whitaker) who begs a transvestite prostitute to shoot him in exchange for 50 grand; a sad-sack mortician (Eddie Redmayne); and a cancer-ridden ex-con (Liotta) who meets his long-lost daughter (Biel). Naturally, she?s a stripper. She?s also a single mom with a coke habit, a son in a coma, and a gift for drizzling hot candle wax on her bare chest while on stage. If director Timothy Linh Bui weren?t so ham-fistedly intent on trying to be deep, the movie might have been laughably awful. Alas, it?s just awful. And we haven?t even mentioned the storm of blue snow…in Los Angeles. EXTRAS include a making-of doc that is as pointless as the movie. D

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST