Example sentences for: jami

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  • Some like it: a "foxy, snotty, enjoyably trashy update," says Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly . Others find the idea of such young actors in this tale of sexual intrigue and betrayal ridiculous: "The liaisons here aren't dangerous, they're incongruous" (Jami Bernard, the Daily News ). Critics are either entranced by the youngsters' acting or find the whole concept of fresh-from-the-WB kids as Vicomte De Valmont and Marquise De Merteuil "faintly ridiculous" (Stephen Holden, the New York Times ). (This site has links to information on all the film versions of the novel, as well as sound clips and photos.)

  • Most critics like this "surprisingly genial and affecting comedy about the trials and tribulations of teenage rebellion during the Reagan '80s" (Jami Bernard, Daily News ). The title refers to two Salt Lake City punks whose tentative attempts at rebellion are more funny and halfhearted than seriously anarchistic: It's "an absurdist coming-of-age comedy" that's "better defined by its polish than by punk trappings" (Maslin, New York Times ). Some are not impressed with the film's watered down rebellion: "[T]his energetic but poorly structured, rather self-congratulatory look at spike-haired rebelliousness in mid-'80s Utah could strike unbiased viewers as more grating than gratifying," and the film "doesn't quite grasp how its slick, flashy package undermines any actual punk cred" it might have (Dennis Harvey, Variety ). (Brush up on your own punk cred by seeing how many of these bands you know.)

  • Although a few critics find it too heavy with "only-in-the-movies claptrap" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ), most praise the film because "it never slides down that slippery slope of sap that you keep expecting" (Jami Bernard, New York Daily News ). (Find out about the young-adult novel that is the basis for this film.)

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  • Sweet and funny without being corny, the film "belongs to a small genre of crowd-pleasers [such as] The Full Monty and Brassed Off " (Jami Bernard, Daily News ). (Visit the official site; Slate 's David Edelstein is not charmed: "I see a future for elderly male actors willing to shed their clothes for laughs, but I don't see myself in the audience."


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