Friday, February 19, 2010
I'm having trouble finding out whether this was ever released in theaters, or if it was straight-to-DVD, as it should be. I guess that Robert Pattinson's involvement means it has to have been released, at least post-Twilight.
Here's the thing, though: if you want to see him act, look elsewhere. If you want to see his face (which is, admittedly, kind of lovely), then there's tons of closeups here for you to gaze at. Of course, several have the added bonus of Dali's mustache attached. Yes, everyone's favorite vampire is playing Salvador fucking Dali!!! A more confusing casting choice there has never been, with the possible exception of Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl.
Along with his face, we get to see his pubes (twice), makeout scenes with Javier Beltran, playing Frederico Lorca quite well, and some unfortunately hilarious efforts at emoting. Oh, R-Pattz.
This falls into the category of "Good idea, but you've forgotten a script and a plot." Too bad. It could have been moving and politically driven, but instead we're left with a disjointed effort, full of useless drawn-out bicycling shots and half conversations.
Another time, perhaps.