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Shucking The Curve


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Main Program: C-



Dubbed “addition trilogy #2” but bearing no similarities of any kind to any works by Andy Warhol or John Cassavetes, Todd Verow’s Shucking The Curve (1998) starts out well as the story of a young girl named Suzanne (Bonnie Dickerson) moving from her small town home to New York.  I enjoyed the first 20 minutes or so when this held some promise, then the script seems to get lost and the production goes haywire.


Too bad, because Dickerson is interesting and is sort of comic, but the nearly 90 minutes eventually wears out its welcome.  This is one addiction trilogy that is enough to drive someone on to drugs, especially because it is yet another missed opportunity to have some independent breakthrough work.  Oh well.


The full frame 1.33 X 1 image was shot on standard definition digital video and is at least clean as a result.  Camerawork is usually static, working best when it tries to focus on characters and lame otherwise.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is moderate and passable.  There are no extras and not even any previews for other “addiction trilogies” if any exist.  If so, what could they be like?



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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