Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I have NEVER liked Baz Luhrman. I hated Romeo and Juliet, and was very mixed (more towards the negative) about the over-exposed Moulin Rogue, so it is not a surprise to me that the anticipated directors next effort, Australia, is bombing - big time. And who is the biggest target of the neagtivity? Oscar winner Nicole Kidman. Here's some excerpts from some reputable reviews:
"Nicole Kidman drifts around the film like a lost porcelain doll, looking frozen, brittle and vapid, staring at the camera with her oh-golly-look-how-I'm-looking-interesting blue eyes"
"In Australia, Nicole Kidman is exquisitely accomplished at being awful."
"The kiss of death to an already bad film is the horrific performance by Nicole Kidman."
Guess I will eliminate all chances of Australia at the Oscars!