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The General’s Daughter (1999): The Major’s Miner

The General’s Daughter (Simon West, 1999)

[originally posted 14Feb2000]

 

photo credit: IMDB

Pulp fiction, indeed.

The General’s Daughter was just as bad as everyone said it was, but Michele has a thing for Madeline Stowe and I have a thing for Jimmy Woods, so we rented it. Ugh. I’ve developed a theory– it takes a great screenwriter to get a good movie out of a mediocre novel (for example, the chap who did the screenwriting for Hitch, who transformed many a bad book into an excellent film– did Hitch do his own screenwriting?). And GD didn’t have a great screenwriter, or even a good one. Travolta, however, does a spot-on Georgia accent. Oh, yeah– and a shoo-in for most annoying soundtrack of the year and most annoying song of the year (“Sea Lion Woman,” which should be stewed in a fire kindled from its own sheet music). ½

 


Trailer.

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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