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Picnic (2000)

  Starring: Josh Brolin, Gretchen Mol
Links: Picnic on the IMDb
Genre: Drama

This movie gets: 1.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

"Someone bring me a barf-bag" - a review by pearly

What an incredibly mediocre film. This version of Picnic is a made-for-TV remake of an old love story by the same name. It's the story of Madge (Gretchen Mol), who is the second in her family to become Newollah queen. She is close to becoming engaged to Alan Benson (Ben Caswell), the richest boy in town. And then, in sweeps Hal (Josh Brolin), a rebel who steals her heart in a manner of minutes.

I found it extremely difficult to believe or be involved with these characters. All of them were very two-dimensional, and, as an audience, no time was given to let us get to know them or their motivations, before we're supposed to be swept away with their story.

I doubt that even romance novel lovers would be able to find anything likeable in this film. I have not seen the original version (and I doubt I ever will), but I'm still confident that this is a travesty in comparison. Don't waste any of your valuable time on this. I wish I hadn't.

pearly gives this movie 1 out of 10.
Review created on Mon 17 Jun 2002

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