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“Ambition: The blackest of human desires. Everyone has it, but how many act on it?”
– The Producer

SYNOPSIS: A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune. – via IMDB

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GRADE 6Alright, let me get this out right now so that we are not misunderstood. I liked this movie okay, but I certainly didn’t love it to death. Sorry Eric and RyanBut I liked it well enough, and I thought that it was shot and put together really well but I had some issues with the pacing throughout the movie. Starry Eyes was far longer than it had any need to be. I must say that the effects and makeup were just great – so disgusting! Ew! Also, the change that Sarah underwent was phenomenal, and the movie got really dark when taking us through that change. Yucky, is all that I can say, and that is where the makeup and effects get their major praise. Fabianne Therese portrayed Erin really well, and I can tell you with sincerity that I absolutely could not stand her. She was a bitch and a worthless “friend”, who was selfish, greedy, nasty and rude and I didn’t like her, not one little bit. Starry Eyes did not really focus much on character development outside of Sarah, which is a pity seeing as a more realistic dynamic between the friends could have done wonders for the film. Alexandra Essoe did give a brilliant performance though, I really liked her. I must comment on the piano-based score for this, which was just exactly what it needed to be, and certainly lent a whimsical feeling to the film. There are things the film did right, and a lot that just didn’t quite work out so well for me, unfortunately, and is forgettable in the long run for a lot of reasons. Starry Eyes felt like it dragged a lot in places (as I said, far longer than it needed to be). There isn’t actually really much more that I can say about this, aside from the fact that it is a decent watch.

14 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Starry Eyes (2014)

  1. Natasha says:

    Best one!

    Great job! SO not for me!

    Kidney

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    1. Zoë says:

      Oh absolutely not your thing AT ALL.

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  2. Ryan says:

    Aw, bummed you didn’t enjoy it as much as I did. It’s definitely an odd little film, but that brutal final act completely sold me.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      That final act was something I thoroughly enjoyed, I must admit. And the makeup. It looked great!

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  3. I loved this movie. One of my favourites of 2014!

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    1. Zoë says:

      I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much!

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  4. The Vern says:

    I have seen a few critics who put this at the top of the list and so I know it’s one I need to check out. I love a good piano score and so I am very interested to check this out and see if it drags like you say

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    1. Zoë says:

      I would love to hear your thoughts on it when you get to it. It really wasn’t as tight as it could be, unfortunately. I really wanted to enjoy it more.

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  5. theipc says:

    WHAT???!??!??!!

    Well…… POOP!!!!

    Always,

    Chop

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    1. Zoë says:

      Yeah… not so great :/ Sadly.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Tom says:

    Definitely heard mixed things about Starry Eyes, I’m still interested in seeing it but I don’t think I will hurry. 🙂 Good review Zoe

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks a million Tom! Do check it out at some stage, not terrible, but no masterpiece.

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  7. This one’s in my to-watch list, I’ll get to it eventually! hehe Great review!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!

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