Tuesday, August 08, 2006

301/302 (1995)

Eminently forgettable Korean psychodrama sets up a conflict within its first ten minutes, then spends the rest of the film shuffling the chronology and obscuring motives, all the better to hide the fact that the reigning conflict would barely support an episode of "Night Gallery." By starting with the climactic scene, it's made blatantly obvious what the cooking-obsessed woman in 302 is going to do to the woman in 301 that can't eat any food at all, so all that any thinking person can do is hum to themselves while the leaden irony shuffles itself into view. Cleanly made, but dull as anything and includes way too many scenes of food preparation; if the Food Network tried to make a Lifetime thriller, the end result would probably look like this.

Grade: C


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