Thursday, September 29, 2011

Baby Jane?: A Good One #123

Starring a cast a drag queens, Baby Jane? is a loose remake of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane. It's very self-aware, campy, and humorous. Great attention to detail has been paid to sets, costuming, and script. The actors capabilities to evoke the ghosts of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford can be uncanny. Sadly, the joke becomes tiresome pretty quickly. It can be difficult to discern what is a flub in presentation and what is intentional. The digital effects can be distracting. I laughed a few times, so there's that. Overall, I give it a passing grade, but it could be tedious viewing to those unfamiliar with the original film. I watched it on Netflix Instant Streaming. Here's a trailer featuring a very frightening doll:

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