A high-concept, low-brow romantic comedy that overstays its welcome and can’t decide whether it wants to buy into or satirize the European singing contest.
In the realm of throwaway horror flicks, there’s a place for "You Should Have Left" but it doesn’t deliver enough to warrant being labeled as more.
Offers a few standout moments set adrift in a sea of underdeveloped characters, incomplete backstory elements, and abbreviated world building.
Despite a few effective “gotcha!” moments and Pegg’s performance, the movie is too artificial and undercooked to work.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-05-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Alicia Silverstone, Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, Logan Paul, Chloe Bennet, Ashleigh Murray, Jessie Ennis, Josh Whitehouse, Camilla Morrone
A re-imagination of the 1983 film for a generation raised on Baz Luhrmann films and "Glee."
One reason why "My Blue Heaven" hasn’t remained plugged into the collective cultural memory bank is, although it’s not a complete failure, it also doesn’t do anything especially well.
Is too long by at least a half-hour for the surprisingly slight tale it has to tell.
One note portrayals, skin deep characters, and a glacial pace all combine to prevent "The Quarry" from succeeding either as a slow-burn thriller or a message-oriented drama.