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Pool Enthusiasts Beware,
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This review is from: Kiss Shot [DVD] (DVD)This is not a Pool movie! It is a love-story set around Pool. As a player myself, the way the movie is portrayed is that the Pool is a major part of it. That said, there are few actual playing shots. But there is a reason for this.
Whoopi Goldberg doesn't look like a good player. If you wanna look good, don't cue strangely, she looks like she is struggling in the clips of her actually playing, you never really get the impression that she really can play.
Her love interest in the movie is a millionaire who plays because he loves it. He is portrayed as ruthless and skilled. Then he starts to "throw" the final match between them until she stops him, forcing him to play her best. Whoopi needs the money to pay off a loan, realistically you would not care if an opponent threw the game, it's winning that counts. The movie builds to the inevitable deciding rack, and then as she breaks off it's all over. I won't spoil the ending, but it is predictable.
An average low-budget movie, that did not even appear on W Goldbergs biography channel profile show. One for the hardcore fan only.