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Glitter [DVD] [2001]

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  • Actors: Mariah Carey, Max Beesley, Da Brat, Tia Texada, Valarie Pettiford
  • Directors: Vondie Curtis-Hall
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Uca Catalogue
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Oct. 2003
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000DK4QE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,935 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Billie Frank is an up and coming singer trying her luck in New York. She discovers the difficulties as well as the highlights. Grammy Award Winner Mariah stars with Max Beesley and Ann Magnuson. Features Eric Benet and Da Brat.

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Set in the mid-1980s against a backdrop of the rising club scene Glitter is the tale of Billie Frank, a modest young singer with a phenomenal talent just hoping to make it big in New York City. Billie (Mariah Carey) hooks up with super-cool club DJ and producer Dice (Max Beesley) and, as you might guess, hits the big time. But as both her lover and producer, Dice is a bit put out by the label's recommendation that Billie finds a more talented producer, while at the same time her girlfriends are telling her to "kick him to the kerb". So that's the basic gist. Throw in an estranged alcoholic mother and the rags-to-riches story is complete, or sadly not as the case might be.

Presumably because the story is an old chestnut that everyone involved knows has been roasted a few too many times already the filmmakers thought it wasn't worth bothering with trying to make the plot even vaguely interesting, and it drags for what seems like days. The two leads are likeable characters, though their performances don't make up for the plodding storyline. Mariah is just Mariah--smiling, singing and equally accomplished at both--whereas Beesley is let down by his shocking American accent. If you like the sound of early US Garage and post-disco dance music then Mariah's soundtrack is a winner (although it got slated) but Glitter isn't even one of those films that's so bad it's good. It's just dull.

On the DVD: Glitter comes complete with a redundant director's commentary that attempts to explain events requiring no explanation, a cheesy trailer which is very sparkly, plus bog-standard discographies and filmographies of the cast and director.--David Trueman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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First off I have to be rude about some of the other reviews on here: Can people please at least learn to spell before posting reviews? Some of them are un-readable.

Anyway, this film Glitter [DVD] [2001]is in the 'so bad its brilliant' category. Carey cannot act for toffee [she's worse than Spears if that's possible], the story line is standard 'girl makes good', the music is great of course [if you are a Carey fan]. It's not just Carey's acting that is atrocious here though, it's all bad...and that's what makes it compulsive viewing. Can the acting get any worse as the movie goes on? Hell yes! This is a movie that has slowly joined the likes of Crossroads, BarbWire et al, in the 'must have to own and put on when drunk'. If you like cheesey storylines, mawkish [at best] acting and laughing out loud at the awfulness of it all, then buy this for a couple of quid and enjoy it for what it is...not what it's meant to be:)
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Being a fan of Mariah Carey I expected this film to be good despite the reviews from the critics. Ok her performance was not oscar winning and the film wasnt either and it didnt deserve the bad reviews it got but I think people, especially the critics were expecting too much of Mariah for her first real role in a film. As far as the soundtrack music goes it was good enough and clever and to say it was based on 80's music what do people expect? Its the theme of the film. If your a fan of Mariah then you will no doubt enjoy it anyway, but if you aren't then it still is worth renting out on video/dvd to watch and to give it a chance.
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I wouldnt watch it if you put a gun to my head.
It was a gift for my deluded child.
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By lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Nov. 2002
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I viewed this film with some trepidation, given the panning it got from the critics. Well, to my surprise, it is nowhere near the worst movie of the year. While it is not in the same league as the film, "A Star Is Born", from which it borrows heavily, it is certainly not without some redeeming qualities.

The film basically chronicles the rags to riches story of talented singer, Billie Frank (Mariah Carey). Her mother, a woman with a substance abuse problem, sang in dives for a living, before abandoning Billie to the custody of the state. Motherless, Billie grew into a lovely, young woman. Having inherited her mother's talent, she, too, became a singer, working as part of a trio, until discovered by DJ of the Year, Dice (Max Beesley).
Dice, in effect, becomes her manager and producer. They also become an item, until his svengali act wears a bit thin. Struggling to be her own person, they part company still loving each other. Just before disaster strikes, they realize just how much each loves the other. Billie also realizes that, despite personal trials and tribulations, the show must go on.
While Mariah's performance has been heavily criticized, I think that she has taken a drubbing that has not been totally warranted. Her singing in the film is top notch, though her acting, admittedly, is a bit wooden and limited. It runs the gamut from sheepish grins to deadpan delivery. She needs work in the acting department, no doubt about it.
Max Beesley, however, is surprisingly good in the role of Dice, though he is hampered somewhat by the screenplay. His lines are not much better than Mariah's, though his delivery of the lines is superior to that of her delivery. The rest of the cast is fine, as well, doing the best that they can with the lines with which they have to work.
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By lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Jan. 2003
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I viewed this film with some trepidation, given the panning it got from the critics. Well, to my surprise, it is nowhere near the worst movie of the year. While it is not in the same league as the screenplay for the film, "A Star Is Born", from which it borrows heavily, it is certainly not without some redeeming qualities.

The film basically chronicles the rags to riches story of talented singer, Billie Frank (Mariah Carey). Her mother, a woman with a substance abuse problem, sang in dives for a living, before abandoning Billie to the custody of the state. Motherless, Billie grew up and also became a singer, working as part of a trio, until discovered by DJ of the Year, Dice (Max Beesley).
She and Dice become an item, until his svengali act wears a bit thin. Struggling to become her own person, they part company still loving each other. Just before disaster strikes, they realize just how much each loves the other. Billie also realizes that, despite personal trials and tribulations, the show must go on.
While Mariah's performance has been heavily criticized, I think that she has taken quite a drubbing that has not been totally warranted. Her singing in the film is top notch, though her acting, admittedly, is a bit wooden and limited. It runs the gamut from sheepish grins to deadpan delivery. She needs work in the acting department, no doubt about it.
Max Beesley, however, is surprisingly good in the role of "Dice, though he, too, is hampered somewhat by the screenplay. His lines are not much better than Mariah's, though his delivery of the lines is superior to that of her delivery. The rest of the cast is fine, as well, doing the best that they can with the lines with which they have to work.
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