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A Very Young Miss Heigl - A Star In The Making,
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This is a fairly true remake of the earlier French movie (of same name) which casts Gerard Depardieu (as the father) and a 15 year old Catherine Heigl (as his daughter). It is an easy view and has a few quite funny moments, perhaps the best being when Depardieu is singing and playing "Thank Heavens for Little Girls", unaware that the audience thinks he is a paedophile. This was not in the original and gives the film a little more punch in the current climate. Apart from this and the location being set in the Bahamas however, the sets and plot are close to the original film, which was set in Mauritius. I don't expect it to set your world alight but it is very easy viewing 'rom-com'/'coming of age' storyline. There is no escaping that Depardieu is a great actor and Miss Heigl shows great potential, even though she had to wear a very revealing thong-bikini. Did ordinary young ladies really wear such clothes in the 90s? The ending, where the boy gets the girl, is a little weak (a little too much 'mush') for my liking. I find it hard to believe that any self respecting lad would say such crass words, let alone a bright young girl being gullible enough to actually believe them. That criticism aside, it's an easy Sunday afternoon view, and a must for every Catherine Heigl follower. In my opinion it warrants only 6 out of 10 for quality and entertainment, and no more than that.
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Initial post: 28 May 2013 17:43:36 BDT
Pretty much the way i felt about this film. It was a little watered down from the original, probably so as not to offend the bible belt.
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