5800th Review!!! Genre Guesstimation – The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (2015)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by Amanda of Hollywood Consumer and we will be reviewing our favorite L.A. Films.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Oct by sending them to la_amanda@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Amanda!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of L.A. Films.

“Of course we’ll have an attractive cast just like we do on 90210, but what’s different here is that these characters are out on their own, some for the very first time there’s no family to catch them when they fall and they only have each other. ” – Darren Star

Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Oct 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A behind the scenes look at what led to the show Melrose Place to be created and why is became popular enough to be a fan favorite for numerous seasons.

My Take on it – Of the four films in this series, this one is my least favorite because they fail to properly develop all of these characters.

The fact that this cast is comprised solely of adults might also be part of the problem because there are no kids to help gloss over parts of the story line.

This film feels less focused than the other films in the series and that perhaps ha to do with the fact that this films feels more like an afterthought because it hinges too heavily on the fact that it’s a sequel series that was created on the heel of the success of Beverly Hills 90210.

AS with all of the films in this series, this film is too rushed and that hurts things because we don;t have enough time to truly get to know the characters and understand all of the dynamics of a show like this.

Bottom Line – My least favorite of the films in the series because it doesn’t manage to allow us to really get to know these characters on a deeper level.  The fact that this show deals solely with adults also adds another dynamic that was previous untouched in the other films and is in some ways more problematic because they aren’t able to properly develop all of these characters in order for us to get to know them. This film is less focused then the other films and seems more like an afterthought because they wanted to perhaps try and show the way that a sequel series could fare dealing only with adults.  Feels too rushed like the other films in the series which is quite a shame.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Dan Castellaneta has played Aaron Spelling three times during his career. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not quite. This film limps along a bit too much and doesn’t manage to stay as focused as the other films in the series

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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One thought on “5800th Review!!! Genre Guesstimation – The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (2015)

  1. Pingback: Genre Grandeur October Finale – Hollywoodland (2006) – Hollywood Consumer | MovieRob

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