Showgirls (1995)

“There’s always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.” – Cristal Connors

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Sep 2018)

Brief Synopsis – An aspiring dancer takes off to Las Vegas in order to make it big however she can.

My Take on it – This is a film that I have never had any desire to see and that promise to myself could have been kept if it wasn’t for Vern of the Video Vortex winning this months MOTM at the The LAMB.

I try and watch each film that wins, so I decided to take the plunge and see why this is known as one of the worst films ever to have been made.

After having watched it, I must admit that I’ve seen much worse films that this one yet the thing that bothered me the most was the fact that this movie’s plot was completely pointless.

The film is filled with lots of graphic sex and nudity but they don’t really help to further the story at all and are actually just gratuitously added to the film.

The characters are all caricatures and typical stereotypes and none of them are developed well enough for the viewer to care at all about what will happen to them.

The dance numbers are actually this film’s best parts because they are choreographed amazingly and from a production standpoint, they are enjoyable to watch even if they too are just there to sell the sex aspect of the story.

The lack of a really interesting plot is truly what hurts this film the most because they don’t manage to give the viewer a real reason to care about anything that happens.

(BTW, can’t wait to hear the LAMBCAST discussion on this film next week)

Bottom Line – Extremely pointless film that is filled with lots of sex and nudity yet lacks a real meaty storyline. The characters are all archetypes and don’t manage to make the viewer care about what will happen to them. The way that some of the dance numbers are preformed from a production perceptive are quite impressive, but the lack of a good story is what hurts this film because it doesn’t manage to give the viewer an interesting story to really care about.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When the film swept The 16th Annual RAZZIE Awards, Paul Verhoeven turned up in person to accept Worst Director and Worst Picture. He was the first director to ever turn up to collect the Award. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)


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