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This film contains some of the worst music I have ever heard*. Apart from wincing at the bad clothes (badly animated and badly designed), endless, repetitive did-you-notice-it gags, the half-hearted messages about being yourself and the up-down animation quality, the fact that I was attempting to claw out my own ears and groaning "dear god when are they going to stop murdering [insert title here**]" every other song was a bit of a mood-killer.

That said, there was a bit of an interesting gay subtext, although that could probably be summarised as the animators thinking I'd rather bone an annoying talking animal than a fat chick.

*And I've seen The Lion King. And 8½ Women.
**Select from: Ever Fallen in Love, Ch-ch-changes, Holding out for a Hero, probably some others. Who knew I even cared about Holding out for a Hero? I suppose it was the sort of cover that would bring out your sympathy even for the most embarassing songs.

Shit. Even the Mona Lisa's falling apart.
The BBC agrees, describing the Pete Yorn cover of Ever Fallen in Love as "earbleeding".


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9th Jul, 2004 06:29 (UTC)
... and I thought it was just me! Well, if the family values people can see it, it must be there ...
9th Jul, 2004 09:45 (UTC)
Re: ah-ha-ha-ha
I think I'm missing something in my head ... how is gender identification and 'sexual/biological reality' disharmoniously mutually-exclusive? ... oh yeah, I'm missing the conservative bone in my head. ;-)
9th Jul, 2004 14:28 (UTC)
I notice that site considers Jennifer Saunders "openly homosexual". I thought she was married to Ade Edmonson? I'd laugh if she sued them. Though, she won't, because she's not some Jason-Donovan-style fuckwit, of course.
10th Jul, 2004 09:27 (UTC)
jennifer saunders openly homosexual shock!
(adopts her best bible belt accent)

but gee, ahren't all lady comidians hom-o-sex-u-al?

... as far as I'm aware, she's not even on the might-be-bi list ...
11th Jul, 2004 14:33 (UTC)
Re: jennifer saunders openly homosexual shock!
Yeah, so I thought!

Incidentally - Emma wasn't able to carry out her mobile-zine-library plan, so your zines never actually came out of the bag. I'll return them to you at Caption if not before. (But she says thanks all the same!)
12th Jul, 2004 03:07 (UTC)
Re: jennifer saunders openly homosexual shock!
ah, shame. Hey ho ...