Too Much Flesh

Synopsis: A 35-year-old married virgin has a fling with a passing stranger which shocks the community.
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Too Much Flesh 7.0

After watching ‘Lovers’, I died a little bit inside. It was such a dreadfully dull affair with completely unengaging leads and a lack of style. And now I had two more to watch in the set.

I’m thrilled to report that its follow-up, ‘Too Much Flesh’, is a marked improvement. It won’t win any awards, won’t make anyone’s top 10 list (except maybe the director’s own) and has already been forgotten by film history. But it has a certain vibrancy.

The editing is a bit shoddy, in that the passage of time can be hard to follow, and some scenes don’t necessarily flow well. Hmmmm… perhaps the script is the issue. Or both. After all, the story is really not much to write home about. It’s not much to write about, period, but that’s another story.

What saves the film is an intangible quality… a certain zest for life that I find both appealing and hard to score against. Despite the amateur video recording, some pretty average performances, so-so lighting and a general sense of amateurishness, there’s something about the film that made me ride along with it wholeheartedly.

And, when it comes down to it, that’s what matters most, professionalism or not.

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