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4.50/10
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A professional bodyguard agrees to protect a wealthy celebrity from an evil maniac.
that whiney voice could kill mice
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I'm beginning the rather lengthy task of entering into the database every film I have seen, at least those I have a decent memory of. Some may have the briefest of reviews while many will just have a number. Those films that I consider personal favorites and/or those that have some historical signficance I will add later when I have time for more lengthy reviews.

Bob Roberts, directed by Tim Robbins, is a biting political satire about a wealthy, conservative Republican named Bob Roberts (Robbins) running for a senatorial seat. He also happens to be a folk singer, the anti Bob Dylan. Roberts shamelessly wages a dirty, win-at-all-cost campaign to defeat the liberal incumbent (played by Gore Vidal), creating a media uproar in the process. Meanwhile a radical underground reporter (Giancarlo Esposito) is out to stop him. The film often has a documentary feel, but it's certainly no documentary. Robbins is very good as Roberts, and the songs are cleverly done. The film features supporting roles and cameos from Alan Rickman, Ray Wise, Brian-Doyle Murray, Susan Sarandon, John Cusack, James Spader, David Strathairn, Helen Hunt, Jack Black, Jeremy Piven, and Pamela Reed. Definitely worth checking out if you have not seen it.

The Bodyguard, directed by Mick Jackson, is a ridiculously overblown romantic thriller starring Whitney Houston as the Pop Star and Kevin Costner as her knight in....mmm he plays a bodyguard. This was a huge box office smash and produced an equally huge hit with Whitney Houston's remake of "I Will Always Love You". Dolly Parton's version was better!

An even more dreadful Kevin Costner film was The Postman in which he stars and directs.

Playing God, directed by Andy Wilson, is the story of a surgeon (David Duchovny) who had lost his license due to drug addiction, but is given a job by the mob after saving a man's life in a bar shooting. Also stars Timothy Hutton and Angela Jolie. Poor character development and thin plot makes this an unmemorable film.

Dear God why did Garry Marshall make this awful film?
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Wow! American Heroes - Air Strike is the worst movie ever made. I dare anyone to sit through this. Actually, I should qualify that - I was tied to it by a rather macabre fascination, MST3000-style. Very funny. This, and Rush Hour, filled a wait for the delayed broadcast of Man United's opening fixture against Fulham. Tedious, although Rush Hour has a few moments. Mainly in the end credits.

Highlander 3 is more stupid macho shit, and features some of the most boring swordplay I've ever seen. Mario van Peebles was fairly diabolical as the main villain. Gah.

The Bodyguard drained me. I'd never seen it before; my instincts are good.

A bad movie weekend. At least I didn't pay for any of it.
A movie/music star who needs protection from a psychotic fan, wow what a concept. And who better to play it than Whitney Houston, a stretch I know.

The plot is totally disappointing and bland. Luckily the on-screen romance and chemistry from Houston and Costner, along with a great soundtrack, save this film from being a total bust. The love story between Costner and Houston becomes the main driving force, preventing the film from running out of ideas. In the end the romance is what you take away from the film, not the convoluted mystery plot.

It's enjoyable in the end and I would recommend it. Of course the soundtrack is one of the best and most popular in history with "I Will Always Love You", "Run to You", "I Have Nothing", and "I'm Every Woman."
The Bodyguard is a love story between two contrasting characters with their own idiosyncrasies. The plot is intriguing enough to carry the film through and romance between Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston builds steadily and realistically. With some decent action scenes, decent cast and a great soundtrack, I found The Bodyguard to be an enjoyable movie. Clearly this film is not for everyone, it doesn't have enough action to satisfy the action fans, it isn't thrilling enough to be a thriller and as pure romance film it is fairly weak; but I have to admit it does balance between these 3 genres quite well without excelling in any one of them.