July 14, 2008

...The West Side Waltz (1995)

The West Side Waltz is a mediocre screenplay (taken from, what I understand to be, a mediocre play) with nice performances but, I ask you rhetorically, what good is a chick flick that doesn't make you cry? Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, and Kathy Bates do respectable jobs with inconsistent and poorly motivated characters but Jennifer Grey is flailing for air with her Brooklyn Jew - vacillating between Streisand mannerisms and stock poses is not pretty. This movie is for fans of the actresses only - all others will most probably fall asleep.

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