What Men Want (2019)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  BET Films, Paramount Players, Will Packer Productions.  Story by Jas Waters, Tina Gordon, Screenplay by Tina Gordon, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, based on the earlier film What Women Want, story by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, Diane Drake, screenplay by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa.  Cinematography by … More What Men Want (2019)

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Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful … More Hairspray (2007)

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A Walk To Remember

BB.5 (out of 5) Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, this treacle centres on the inevitable love affair between a Christian girl (Mandy Moore) who suffers for her faith at a school full of disrespectful teenagers, and a popular jock (Shane West) with no religious bent who at first is disdainful of her but gradually … More A Walk To Remember

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The Wedding Planner

BB.5 (out of 5) This sparkling romantic comedy starts off with such a lively step and good humour, then gives in to sappy sentimentality and weak plot movements in its conclusion. Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lopez couldn’t be better as star-crossed lovers who click on their first meeting, she a high-anxiety wedding planner with a utility belt … More The Wedding Planner

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