|Universal Pictures | Release Date: October 25, 2002||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
So the awful truth about The Truth About Charlie is that it needed two movie stars and got one.
It's nice that Demme reveres the Hollywood classic, the French cinema and the glamour of his actors. But nice is all The Truth About Charlie is -- a nice mess.
Where "Charade" unfolds in a fantasy Paris full of glamorous white people, Demme's film takes place in a gray tangle of streets teeming with multi-ethnic Parisians. Newton and Robbins mimic Hepburn and Matthau, while Wahlberg is the anti-Grant, lumpen and thuggish rather than beguilingly debonair. Read full review
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