Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Last of Robin Hood: Rich & Poor
Kevin Kline, Dakota Fanning and Susan Sarandon make a silk purse out of a sow's ear in this thin film about the last days of movie legend Erroll Flynn.
It's the 1950s. He's pushing 50 and becomes infatuated with a teenage chorus girl. Her Mom (Sarandon) sees this as an opportunity for her daughter and the illegal relationship takes off.
It's difficult to get your knickers in a bunch over this illicit affair because Kline's Flynn is so immature, charismatic and needy while Fanning's Beverly is so responsible and mature beyond her years. And then there's Sarandon, who, despite her evil Mom behavior, isn't nearly as hateful as she needs to be.
For the Movie Slut, the '50s wardrobe was the highlight of this film. Oh those prim little dresses!