Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

“[discussing her adoptive mother] She told everyone she thought she had Rosemary’s baby. She had a thing about that movie.” – Dinky Bossetti

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Jan 2022)

Brief Synopsis – A small town await the return of their most famous citizen while a young woman believes that she is the unwanted daughter of this starlet.

My Take on it – Really boring film that doesn’t manage to really give the viewer anything interesting to care about.

The cast is great with Jeff Daniels, Winona Ryder and Stephen Tobolowsky, but unfortunately none of them are given enough to do in order to really show off their acting chop[s.

The story is quite messy and gets a bit too confusing as things move along because the film fails to have a clear anchor and instead is all over the place.

The characters aren’t developed well enough and it makes it really hard to truly care about anything that happens to them along the way.

Most of the story comes across as seeming far too predictable and that doesn’t leave much to the imagination as things move along.

The one good thing about this movie is the soundtrack which at least helps keep the viewer wanting to keep listening, even if there isn’t much reason to look at the screen and characters at the same time.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Unfortunately, the scene where other kids throw food at Dinky was quite familiar to actress Winona Ryder. Ryder has described being called a weirdo and having Cheetos thrown at her by some girls in eighth grade because she wore a crew cut and listened to Sex Pistols. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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