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15 May 2006

Casanova (2005)

Heath Ledger (Casanova), Sienna Miller (Francesca), Jeremy Irons (Pucci), Lena Olin (Andrea)

Directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat)

From IMDB: "Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love."

Eh. I sincerely appreciated the comic stylings of various secondary actors (Oliver Platt, in particular, plus Philip Davis, Tim McInnerny and Omid Djalili), but Ledger and Miller bogged down the entire potential for riotous laughter with painfully insincere sincerity. They took themselves and their roles far too seriously. Jeremy Irons knew the thing was camp fun - why did he fail to inform his grave co-stars? Their supposed romantic connection was entirely missing, and Ledger's 10 Things I Hate About You charm was forfeit without a feisty heroine. Miller was simply... dull. Too bad. This thing was almost worth watching.

Blogger Diva Kitty's Mom said...

Miller is always dull.

Blogger carrie_lofty said...

This was my first Miller experience. Until seeing this film, I only knew her in relation to Jude Law: cheated on Sadie Frost with her and cheated on her with a nanny.


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