Home Featured TV Shows All TV Shows Movie Reviews Book Reviews Articles Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Jack Paradise

Also known as Les nuits de Montreal
In French (2004)

Roy Dupuis stars as jazz pianist Jack Paradise in this well-intentioned but poorly realized biopic.

The movie is visually striking, and the music is good. The acting is certainly first rate. I thought Roy did a fine job, especially with the piano work, although somehow he didn't feel quite right for the part. I wanted to like this movie. Why didn't it work for me?

I thought a lot about it and decided it was because not a lot happened. It was surprisingly dull, considering the subject matter. Jazz pianist. Grew up, got to do what he loved, eventually moved to New York with his lover. That's not a plot, it's an anecdote.

I was never sure where the movie was going, and I didn't care much when it got there.

Two out of four stars,

Billie
---
Billie Doux loves good television and spends way too much time writing about it.

No comments:

Post a Comment

We love comments! We actively monitor, and feed mean, nasty comments to our cats. It’s never too late to comment on an old show, but please don’t spoil future episodes for newbies.