Friday, September 10, 2010

118. September 10, 2010 - The Calcium Kid (2004)

Milk - does the body good. Apparently it also makes Orlando Bloom (who is hot and can certainly use a bow and arrow, but will never convince me that he would ever survive as a boxer) into a champion in the boxing ring. Right. The story feels rushed, with his character Jimmy going from nobody to superstar to disgraced celebrity and back to star in the first hour. It's a mockumentary, so it feels like it's following closer to real time than fictional film time and the character arc goes at warp speed. Minor characters come in and out, but no significant time is spent on any of them, so any sort of audience connection is lost.
My Netflix rating: 2 stars

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