The Babymakers wants to be a Judd Apatow comedy. Instead, it's like a third-rate Comedy Central sitcom, with dirty words, little nudity and fewer laughs than fingers on one hand.
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It's hard to imagine two more wildly different films than the lowbrow American comedy The Babymakers and the French arthouse drama Beloved. But their imminent release reveals that Paul Schneider is one of our most versatile actors.
The film, in short, is sweet, sad, and moving but with Campion's astringent edge keeping the proceedings from lapsing into sentimentality. And that makes all the difference.
Given the emotion of the love story, Keats with his Fanny Brawne, the movie is chaste, with a PG rating; no bodies writhing suggestively, and yet the screen quivers with repressed longing.
The highly-anticipated John Keats bio-pic "Bright Star" had its US premiere in New York Monday night.
Joining director Jane Campion were the film'...
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