4 August 2007 | mike-925
Hoped for Love Affair Never Appears
A fight breaks out in a local tavern. I leap into the fray and ask "what were the issues?" Then I laugh. There are never any real issues in tavern brawls.
The issue here is there was supposed to be a love affair between the manacled cowboy son-in-law of the King Ranch Sized mogul, and the returning artist daughter. That's what the audience wanted. With the affair would be the terrible, tangled web of why the two must have the affair and why it must fail.
All jinxed romances must fail. They often have a nice moral even when they do fail. The film was acted in something like daytime soap opera slow motion. The filming was gorgeous, the actors second tier, the net effect something like a classy Lifetime Channel romance film.
But the last word on 75 Degrees is "Where's the Beef?"
If the director could get in touch with me, maybe we could see what could be done about taking this back into the editing room, try to clean it up and make something of the film.