Kiss of Fire
Fire (1998), which IMDB calls Claudine's Return, stars Christina
Applegate, so you know right away there will be no nudity. In
everyone who has reviewed it says about 4/10. It was made for $2.0m,
and I can't figure out how they spent that much money making it.
|An Italian arrives on a
Georgia island and becomes a handyman at the same motel that Christina
has a day job handling light chores such as laundry and mail. They
start a relationship. She also works nights as a stripper, but, even
though we see most of her act, we still don't see any interesting
parts of her.
|see the main
|There is a lot of cleavage
and some poke through in this tepid romance. There is a topless
anonymous stripper earlier in the strip club. Christina and the
Italian become an item, but Christina has a few minor problems. She is
bisexual, a former drug addict, a compulsive thief, and is alienated
from her wealthy family.
The film gets very muddled about the
time she becomes pregnant and goes to visit her family, but is run off
by the caretaker of their estate. I had watched this film a long time
ago, and passed on images due to the lack of exposure, but had a
request for it from a Funhouse member. Considering that Christina
never shows us anything, these images are probably worth while. This
film was supposed to be a steamy love affair. I never sensed any
passion at all.
|| For those who hesitate to
suggest projects because I often trash films, don't hesitate. I
appreciate every suggestion, and many have said that they enjoy my
negative reviews more than my raves. This is another example of great
suggestion, good project, terrible film
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 4.0, Apollo users 46/100.
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 D.
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