11 June 2020 | videorama-759-859391
Lifestyles of the rich and shameless
I look at this, and wonder as a movie, what was the point? If a rauchier Dynasty and Dallas collided, we would get Balboa, as it is alternatively known, it's bold cover, showing a bold beautiful woman, generating much interest, under it's bold title font. It's R certificate here, lies mostly in it's flamboyant nudity, and there's nothing wrong with a couple of t..ties, a tame R considering, if stacked up against that sleazy B movie, New York Nights, 2 years later. Many of you are gonna be disappointed. Balboa is basically about the fat cats, who live and sail, on this beautiful marina of lavish houses, who score the beautiful women half their age, wanting security and beautiful things. Tony Curtis, a playboy, who has a beautiful woman, who I've seen in other films, as his lover is legit, she really loves him, yet Curtis, deep down, is a really nasty and spiteful character, you just to hate. In one whole sense, he's reprehensible, profiteering, from a gambling scam. An old lover, Lynley really hasn't moved on from him, but now is bedding cutie, stud mayor (Kanaly, Fleshburn, Dallas), a David Carradine sounding actor, the good guy, intent on bringing Curtis down, in a none too satisfying ending. Characters cross paths, through passion, power, bed swapping, and we have a sexy middle aged narattor-ess, to add some spice, to this somewhat bland pic, up. I do quite like this movie, as I have seen it a few times. Some of the unconvincing acting of course, invokes laughter. Sonny Bono's scenes are well appreciated, a classic laugh riot, priceless, and then we have, over the top acting from the great Chuck Connors, which I also appreciated. The films pumping theme, by Leo Sayer is just what suits this, and I do like the song itself. But Curtis is such a cynical, stubborn idiot, not just for letting such a tasty, deliciously beautiful philly go, and she is ravishingly beautiful. If best, the film educates you on how greed, can have such damaging effects. Some actors overacting, nudity, fights, face slaps, beautiful woman, veiled threats, frank ones, account for 96 minutes, a lot of you, will want to try and get back.