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SteveB.Nov 2, 2002This movie almost had me rooting against the first amendment. This pandering, glorification of a politically correct (these days) low-life shows just far downhill our society has gone, and the moral bankruptcy of the entertainment industry, including the left immoral (yet moralistic) movie critics.
There's a gentleness and open-mindedness in that touch and throughout the film that's a little at odds with the shallower script. But, in the end, that humanity pays. [27 Dec 1996]
"Larry Flynt" should have a slick, whorish look, but there's no juice in Forman's sleaze. Hustler's centerfolds look like Renoirs next to the cold-eyed way Forman shoots women's bodies.
Althea is a ferociously vibrant character, and Love goes all out to infuse her with a wildness seldom seen on screen. Love holds nothing back, and her energy and her heartache energize the movie.