Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Overlooked Movies -- Bad Girls

Bad Girls has a terrific (and terrifically appealing) cast, and while it's fun, it's not the movie that Bandidas is.  It's much more serious, and it could've done with a lighter touch.  It's too dang serious and its feminist message is pretty heavy-handed.  Still, you aren't going to get me to complain too much about a western starring Andie McDowell, Madeline Stowe, Mary Stewart Masterson, and Drew Barrymore, all of them looking as if they just stepped out of a Hollywood beauty salon, even in the toughest situations.

The four stars are all soiled doves working in a small-town saloon as the movie opens.  (One of the unanswered questions is why there's not a line of guys around the block.)  Cody (Stowe) kills a customer who's abusing Anita (Masterson), and the four women go on the run, with the Pinkertons right behind (they're hired by the widow of the man Cody killed).  There's bonding.  There are captures.  There are escapes.  There are pursuits.  There's a lot of shootin'.  And an explosion or two.  

Kid Jarrett (James Russo) and his father (Robert Loggia) are the hissable villains, and and there's a big shootout at the end.  The movie doesn't leave a cliche untouched.  I really can't recommend it very highly, but I like watching the four stars ridin' and shootin'.

7 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Definitely a film to enjoy for the cast...and the obvious differences in how the cast treat their presence, from Stowe's resignation to McDowell's obvious ease in the role of the under appreciated beauty to Barrymore's effervescence...that goes beyond the rather weak character development of the script.

Todd Mason said...

If you're looking for another in this wise: HOODED ANGELS (aka GLORYGLORY) starring Amanda Donohoe. (yay.)

Bill Crider said...

You're right about the presence of the cast members. Worth watching the movie just for that reason. And I'll have to check out HOODED ANGELS.

Cap'n Bob said...

You didn't mention the T&A. If this is the movie I think it is, there was some and it was spectacular.

Bill Crider said...

I don't recall much nudity in this one, mostly PG kind of stuff. But then I'm old and my memory ain't what it used to be.

Todd Mason said...

Bob. you might even be thinking of HOODED ANGELS.

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