In my attempt to have a more prolific repertoire of Oscar Nominated Films, I have taken it upon myself to watch 90 new Best Picture Nominees that I’ve never seen before between 5 Dec 2017 and The 90th Annual Oscars on 4 Mar 2018.
Here is my 49th review of the 90 chosen Films…
“Oh Bill, one day so help me, I’ll murder that man!” – Mary
Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Jan 2018)
Brief Synopsis – An aspiring opera singer travels to Italy to study under a great Opera teacher in order to show her family that she has what it takes to make it big.
My Take on it – This is yet another film that truly baffles me that it could somehow get a Bets Picture nomination. Even with the ballot stuffing at the time by many studios, I’m shocked that they would think this film had any chance.
The story itself is extremely bland and as hard as they try, it’s impossible to actually believe the love story presented to us.
The one thing this film has going for itself is the music, but if one were to play a recording of the classical music presented here,. it would be more entertaining since it wouldn’t have the distraction of the characters on screen.
The cast here does nothing for the film and none of them do anything that would be considered unique.
This film was nominated for 6 Oscar plus a technical award and won two for its music (Best Sound and Best Music Score) along with the Technical award.
Bottom Line – The story is quite bland and it’s hard to truly believe the love story between the leads. Yes, the music is quite good and helps a bit but one could listen to a recording of the classical music and get more out of it than watching this film. The cast also doesn’t add anything to this film. I can understand how this film could be nominated for and win an Oscar for Best Score, but this is far from being a Best Picture nomination IMHO.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This was the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Music Score (for Louis Silvers) as 1934 was the first year that an Oscar for this category was introduced. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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