Jason is a small-time criminal and con artist. His misdemeanours range from petty scams to outright robberies. He is also manipulative and domineering. But his girlfriend Cheryl is so ... See full summary »
| Acting that would work as a play, but not on film
I always have a hard time enjoying a movie that feels more like a play that has been filmed, rather than a SCREENplay that has been filmed. The actors speak and move as if they have to project their words and movements to people in the back of a theatre. This works beautifully IN a theatre ON a stage, but comes across as overacted and melodramatic in a movie.
Thus is the acting in "Reluctant Angel." I watched it because I am a fan of Megan Follows, so I am "reluctant" to say I was disappointed, particularly in her acting. But it wasn't just her; all three main characters were too overblown to seem real, the dialogue wasn't realistic, and the camera work was overly dramatic (including swirling around a room while the characters walk in a circle). These elements caused me to be too aware that I was watching a MOVIE instead of watching a story unfold.
All of this left me unsatisfied when the movie ended. If the elements that I have listed above bother you when you watch a movie, then "Reluctant Angel" is not for you.