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Starlet [Blu-ray] [2012] [US Import]

4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B58FVLY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,553 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER on 12 July 2014
Format: DVD
This is one of those films that is absolutely unassuming and yet totally engrossing. It stars Dree Hemmingway as Jane a 21 year old worker in the `adult entertainment industry'. She buys a Thermos in a yard sale one day and on getting it home finds that it is stuffed with cash. She tries to take it back to the cantankerous old woman, whom she bought it from, but is rebutted.

So she engineers a way to be a `Good Samaritan' to Sadie (the late Besedka Johnson) with her faithful lapdog in tow - this is `Starlet' of the film title. What starts out as marked for failure in the relationship department soon blossoms into a real friendship. However, Jane lives with Melissa and Mikey - Melissa is one of those people who think the Universe revolves around them and everyone is here to do her a favour; so she finds it strange that her `besty' is hanging with an old lady and wont let it lie - to say more is straying into the realms of plot spoiling.

As I mentioned this is a film that plays out slowly but it is interesting all the way and actually quite a lot does happen. Dree Hemmingway is superb as is the pooch but then there are convincing performances from everyone. Director Sean Baker has made a film that will stand the test of time and has a subtle yet simple message about friendship. If you like your films a bit quirky and are prepared to take a risk then I think you will be happily surprised with Starlet.
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Format: Blu-ray
One would think there's not much more to say about the empty life of druggy, fringy youth in L.A.'s San Fernando valley. But this film messes with our expectations in lovely ways, and ends up as a comedy-drama that's human and surprising.

Calling a film like this 'little' is no pejorative. If it was 'bigger' (budget, stars) it probably would have had it's jagged edges shorn off, and with them would have gone much of it's special-ness.

The acting is terrific. Dree Hemingway makes the air-headed, hottie lead wonderfully vapid and annoying – at first – and lets us only slowly come to appreciate her humanity underneath. Besedka Johnson, in her film debut as the 85 year old that Hemingway stumbles into an uneasy friendship with makes her character equal parts spiky defensive exterior and vulnerable, needy center, giving reality and depth to this sad, touchy recluse.

The photography is also very evocative; its ugly, bleached color and slightly off-kilter but deliberate framings are far more interesting than is common in a micro-budget indie. And the film makes some brave choices, like a few seconds of extreme and un-simulated sexuality that makes points about character and our perceptions by being both shocking and banal at the same time.

My only real frustrations were that a few of the plot twists felt forced – too neat and coincidental for a film this grounded in feeling 'real'. But that was nowhere near enough of a problem to keep me from feeling very warm indeed about this odd-ball character study.
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A quirky indy rather odd easy to watch . Its about truth and friendship and shows an interesting take on how a young woman who acts in porn actually lives in real life. Yes there is graphic sex but as its about being in the porn industry this only adds to the strength of the story . Dree Hemmingway [ yes she is a real Hemmingway] looks stunning and the late Besedka Johson [ who isn't even an actor] captivates allowing this film not to stumble into sentimentality. So its a cross between the warmth of say Sideways with a little behind the scenes at Belladonnas house.
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Format: DVD
this film was amazing so calm, and wasnt that intense didnt seem like there was much going on yet you were hooked, you couldnt and didnt want to look away. the performances were outstanding and from a woman who has never acted in her life aswell (besedka jones). it was just outstanding. i would reccomend this for anyone that just really wants to watch a casual film with a beautiful story behind it.
honestly just check it out (watch on netflix if unsure) then buy the dvd.
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