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Whoa..that was some bad acting!


I know that most of the characters were way over the top with their acting but dang it was really bad at times. I guess my fav was Nipsy Russell. He didn't seem to over act like the rest did. This was 1 bad movie.

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No. MJ was the best. His acting was spot on.

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Thank you! I LOVE that he showed his goofy side here, that man could do it all <4

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I'll tell you who was bad...DIANA ROSS was bad!

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I am watching for the first time right now. While Ross has a powerful, beautiful voice, she is too old for this part. They also make her look so dumpy. And I agree she can sing, but her acting is lacking.

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OH,please---she was pretty good in the role, and pretty appealing too. Actors play roles that they are either too old or young for ALL the time--nothing new about that---so I don't know why that keeps getting harped on. It dosen't hurt or drag down the movie for me at all. Plus she was a big name in film at the time,and that's the main reason she got the role to begin with.

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