Blue Sky (1994) from Tuna
and Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|Blue Sky (1994) is a pretty good
Drama/Romance about an army major (Tommy Lee Jones), his
wife (Jessica Lange), and his two daughters.
|As the film
begins, the major is flying over a beach in Hawaii in a
helicopter, and finds that something has the other
choppers interest. Turns out to be his wife doing some
topless sunbathing. Jones is called to task by the
commanding officer for his wife's behavior, and because
he is coming out against above-ground nuclear testing,
then returns home to find his wife entertaining the young
breasts from afar in the opening sequence, wears
some very sexy dresses, then has some GREAT
see-throughs late in the film
is transferred from "paradise" to the deep
south. Carly (Jessica Lange) changes to a Marilyn Monroe
look, and makes an impression at the new base. She joins
the officer's wives in rehearsing for a musical, and
becomes a favorite, until the base commander (Powers
Boothe) and she are caught having sex while her husband
is in Nevada.
you can imagine, this creates one hell of a mess, and the
least guilty of the bunch, Tommy Lee, gets the worst of
it. His career is going nowhere, especially after he
punches out his commanding officer, he is dealing with an
unstable and promiscuous wife, and he doesn't really
approve of what he does for a living anymore.
||Both plot elements
worked for me. Jones putting up with Lange because he
loved her said a lot about his character, and his stand
against nuclear testing above ground showed that he was
willing to risk much for his beliefs.
Lange is absolutely delicious.
- with their
$ - never found an audience (about $3
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a B.
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