Angel (2007) short review


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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