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Another Feather In The Cap For Mel Gibson… I Finally Forgive Him For Lethal Weapon 4!
THE SINGING DETECTIVE (3 outta 5 stars) Excellent main performance by Robert Downey Jr. as a writer of detective stories who is stricken with a horrible skin disease which makes his every movement extremely painful. He is basically trapped in his hospital bed and at the mercy of the doctors, nurses and attendants. With nothing else to do he begins to hallucinate… mixing up plots of his novels with personal details from his past. Also people he talks to tend to start lip-syncing old 50s tunes for no particular reason. Mel Gibson has a great supporting role as a psychiatrist who thinks that there may be a psychological component to Downey’s suffering and seeks to get to the bottom of it. Odd, little film has a lot of interesting scenes and characters… unfortunately there are a number of scenes that kind of fall flat, too. Not to worry, the movie is still well worth seeing… if for no other reason than to see a balding Mel. Gibson produced the movie… which is probably the only reason they were able to afford to get him in a small, independent movie like this.
Mediocre big-screen blow up
Whatever merits Dennis Potter’s drama had on TV they are completely obliterated in this large-screen Hollywood version. Whereas Potter’s “Pennies from Heaven” transferred magnificently to the cinema, (for starters it had a plot, a sense of both time and place and some stunning musical numbers), this is both inconsequential and largely incomprehensible. (If I hadn’t seen the television series I’m sure I would never have known what was going on). Not that working out what’s happening is really worth the effort; it’s fundamentally mediocre and since Potter himself did the adaptation we know where the blame lies. A decent cast, including a heavily disguised Mel Gibson, do their best with the material but no-one seems to be able to work up any enthusiasm. One to avoid.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Musical
Director Keith Gordon
Writer Dennis Potter
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Clairmont Cameras
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length 2,994 m (Sweden), 3,000 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm