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Flawless

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 1999
  • Joel Schumacher
  • 106 mins
  • 15

Summary

A homophobic ex-cop suffers a stroke, leaving him unable to speak coherently and prompting doctors to suggest he take singing lessons - but he does not expect his tutor to be the neighbourhood drag queen. Drama, starring Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Daphne Rubin-Vega.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Utterly schematic, hopelessly old-fashioned and totally bogus, director Joel Schumacher's highly personal comedy drama nevertheless delivers some camp laughs along its uneven, shamelessly manipulative route. After suffering a stroke, homophobic security guard Robert De Niro is rehabilitated by street-smart drag queen Philip Seymour Hoffman. A meaningful relationship ensues as the macho patient learns the error of his bigoted ways. Deflating the simplistic morality fable is a vicious subplot involving stolen Mob money that Hoffman may have hidden to pay for a sex-change operation. The two leads strive for emotional impact, but the superficial screenplay continually lets them down by substituting bitchy one-liners for heartfelt truths.

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Credits

Cast

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Walt KoontzRobert De Niro
Rusty ZimmermanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
Leonard WilcoxBarry Miller
Cha-ChaWilson Jermaine Heredia
TiaDaphne Rubin-Vega
Amazing GraceNashom Benjamin
JackoChris Bauer
TommySkipp Sudduth
IvanaScott Allen Cooper
PogoRory Cochrane

Crew

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DirectorJoel Schumacher

Details

Theatrical distributor
Optimum Releasing
Released on
2000-11-24
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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