Angel (2007) short review

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I’ve been meaning to watch this forever, but it’s hard to find and multiple people will tell you it’s pretty darn terrible. I’m here to add my vote — pretty darn terrible! Based on a novel written in the 1950s, it tells the story of Angel, a precious and precocious young woman who becomes a novelist, becomes super successful, falls in love, and goes kind of batty. Sounds okay, right? Except, the plot and script were So Totally Cheesy — it got to the point where I could predict the lines, and they were painful ones like, “Don’t go! *slap hand to forehead*” and “But I need you!”  I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, and for it to turn into a farce, or in some other way acknowledge that it was Off the Deep End with cheese… but it never does. The costumes are fine, but whatever. Watch it for a good laugh, but be ready with cocktails so you can drink every time someone does or says something totally predictable and melodramatic.

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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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