Rag Tale (2005)

  |  Comedy, Romance, Drama

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A romance that plays out in the splashy, sensational world of British tabloids. Over the course of one week, the journalists of tabloid newspaper 'The Rag' uncover and manufacture as much scandal as they can get their hands on.


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29 July 2006 | meloncholical
| Someone get me a bucket
If this is meant to be a fly on the wall appreciation of a newsroom it is hard to imagine that flies can stick to walls, rather than fall to the floor suffering from some severe form of motion sickness. I could barely watch 24 minutes of this picture, as my head was spinning out of control. If I had watched it any further I may have ended with my face in the toilet bowl.

Yes this movie is quite unconventional in it's use of short shots, and rapid edits. But its lack of convention adds to its almost complete lack of veiwability (I may have invented that word). I do not know why someone would revert to a nauseating MTV style of editing with such a subject. Some reviewers here have said it adds to the fly on the wall experience. But flies on a wall have one perspective, because they are sitting still on a wall.

A sense of pace can be portrayed by other means. Such as using shots that last for more than two seconds depicting people moving frenetically, and exploiting these actors' abilities to show stress, see Broadcast News. I can't imagine this would be too much of a stretch for the cast in this pic.

It is a pity that many of the audience would not be able to watch this movie given the stellar cast and subject matter. JJL is one of my all time faves, and I was quite disappointed that I could not see more than 23 minutes and 55 seconds of this pic. I watched this movie on DVD, and I've never asked for money back; but on this occasion I shall.

If you want to have a good time that results in you being very sick at the end of the night, I recommend a night at the pub. This movie does not provide you with a good time.

0.5/10 Unfortunately IMDb doesn't allow for a 0.5 rating.

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Did You Know?


Dirty Little Secret
Produced & Remixed by
Nicky Shaw (as Misschief)
Performed by Nicky Shaw (as Misschief) featuring Sandra Nordstrom
Written by Nicky Shaw/Joleen Belle
Vocal Production Joleen Belle
Published by Signia Songs Limited
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd


Plot Summary


Comedy | Romance | Drama


Release Date:

7 October 2005



Country of Origin

UK, Luxembourg

Filming Locations

London, England, UK

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