Rhinestone (1984)

“Freddie, there are two kinds of people in this world, and you ain’t one of ’em!” – Jake

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Oct 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A singer makes a bet with her employer that she can turn a NYC cab driver into a country-western singer.

My Take on it – In my attempt to watch more films from Sylvester Stallone, I decided to give this one a try.

The premise sounded pretty silly, but I still wanted to give it a shot.

The story is completely silly and this was quite difficult to watch.

Stallone has terrible chemistry with costar Dolly pardon and their scenes together are quite painful to watch especially when it involves Stallone singing.

I’m still shocked that he was chosen to play this kind of role because he really can’t sing well for the life of him and it goes so much against the persona that he made for himself as an action star trying to break into dramatic roles.

The dialogue is quite campy throughout and it’s beyond silly how the plot moves along throughout.

Nothing works in the film and it’s hard to understand why anyone would actually want to watch a film like this.

I’m still shocked that Stallone chose to do this film over some other high profile roles that he was offered (see Trivia Section below)

Parton is the only good thing about this film and she shines in the scenes where she gets to sing, but other than that, there is no real good reason to watch this film.

Bottom Line – Terrible film that is not easy to watch at all. Pardon and Stallone have no chemistry whatsoever together and its actually painful watching some of their scenes together.  Stallone is a pretty bad singer and I couldn’t be;lieve that he was chosen to be in this film. The dialogue is quite campy and silly and nothing works here that would warrant a watch.  I can’t believe that Stallone turned down some great roles to do this film (see Trivia section below)

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Sylvester Stallone turned down the male lead in Romancing the Stone (1984), and the lead in Beverly Hills Cop (1984) (before it was re-written as a comedy), to make this film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)


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