|Peter Sarsgaard tickles Amanda Seyfried's tonsils in Lovelace (2013).|
|The real Linda Lovelace.|
Bad news on the doorstep:
|Juno Temple would've been my top choice for Linda.|
|Well, at least the retro typeset and production design was spot on.|
Reminds me of:The wonderfully depressin biopics Auto Focus (2002) about Bob Crane and What's Love Got To Do With It (1993) about Tina Turner - both of which are vastly more resonant and wholly entertainin than this one.
I can't remember if I cried:When it stopped at 92 minutes. What kind of self-respectin biopic has such a short runtime? No wonder everythin seems rushed!
Most memorable line:Chuck says: "No, Linda, it's Shakespeare. I told them you do a great English accent, particularly with a cock down your throat."
Total Film's Kate Sables notes that for a movie obsessed with truth-tellin, Lovelace "ignores the competing accounts of its heroine’s porno past, privileging only her own version". Another online comment dismisses Lovelace as "nothing more than a by-the-numbers, woman empowerment, Lifetime channel Movie Of The Week…with nudity". I do feel it's not very tender and disappointingly mediocre. For a more academic view on the topic, check out the 2005 documentary Inside Deep Throat. By the way, does anyone know what happened to that other Linda Lovelace story that was supposed to be out this year, Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story (2013), starrin Malin Akerman and Sasha Grey? I read that Lindsay Lohan was supposed to be the lead. Oh well, meanwhile I'll have to check out Paul Schrader's The Canyons to see how LiLo is doin. ★★1/2
The day the music died:
|R.I.P. Linda "Lovelace" Boreman (26 Jan 1949 - 22 Apr 2002)|
and Charles Everett "Chuck" Traynor (21 Aug 1937 - 22 July 2002)
|Some of them like to use you, some of them like to be of use.|
|Adam Brody as Harry Reems and Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace.|
|Never get high on your own supply, Harry.|
|Sharon Stone delivers whatever she could as the conflicted mother.|
|Too cute, really.|