RARA-AVIS: The Two Jakes

From: Kate Derie ( cluelass@cluelass.com)
Date: 17 Feb 2000

After seeing that some people on the list thought The Two Jakes was a worthwhile, underrated film, we taped it from Bravo and watched in two one-hour installments. The first hour was pretty entertaining with the riffs on various private eye traditions, so we were anticipating the second half. But boy, did it fall apart. Variations on a theme turned into tired cliches, the big "surprise" was something you could see coming for days, too many new characters were introduced -- what a mess. Other problems were Harvey Keitel going awol for most of the middle of the movie, and a lot of minor characters were indistinguishable and interchangeable. Sorry, but if this is a love-it-or-hate-it movie, I'm in the hate-it camp.

Regards, Kate Derie Creator of the ClueLass HomePage, http://www.cluelass.com Editor of the Deadly Directory, http://www.deadlyserious.com

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