Annoying Piece of Crap


I just got done watching the last fourty five minutes of this and it was horrible. Winona is such a gifted actress. I can't believe that she took the role of myra. Dennis Quaid totally overacted and there was nothing redeemable about this movie. I feel bad for people who paid to see this movie at the theatres.

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I liked it and am glad I saw it.

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I liked Great Balls of Fire with Dennis Quaid and Winona Ryder too. I have Great Balls of Fire on DVD with Dennis Quaid and Winona Ryder. Great Balls of Fire is my favorite Dennis Quaid and Winona Ryder movie.

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Winona was like 18 when she did this. Young actors and actresses has to take whatever comes up to make their names known. They can't wait for some Oscar material.

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Whoa! CeeCee, what are you doing on this board?! I thought you were busy dating Mr. Boston. Did you switch from VH1 to CMT on a commercial break? That's what I did. LOL.

Anyways, I forgot how much I loved this movie. It is awesome.

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Even those with the eyes, ears and brain enough to realise this movie is crap still add the 'rider' (geddit) that Winona was the best thing and/or she was only coming off badly because her role was so badly written etc excuses excuses.

Fact is, she totally overplayed the girlie-girl giggly-skippy, I'm-a-wide-eyed-baby-me gushing simpering 13 year old and the numb klutz of a director appeared to just sit there and let her make an ass of herself and of the woman she's portraying.

So many of her gestures and expressions are so clumsily overdone as to be laughable. Watch especially the bit when Jerry gets his record first played by Phillips - there follows a kind of montage of scenes of reactions as they listen in also from the other characters such as family members. Towards the end of it, Winona/Myra is waiting by the phone - she speaks, hangs up and then goes into what is probably supposed to be a lighthearted rush across the room. Instead she she reels and thumps around, cartwheeling her arms like a dodgy propeller. She's supposed to move naturally, like an excited 13 year old, and she brings it in like she's method-acting a manic spaz.

Add to that her shreiking giggles and goofy faces - especially those scenes with her schoolfriends. I wonder if she was already hitting the percodans/oxycontin by then. Objectively watching her own efforts in the rushes should've driven her to the strong stuff when she realised that this movie was shaping up to be so bad that she was getting away with such a potential career-killing mess and especially that she was by no measn the worst offender in the *beep* stakes. Although in the bubblegum duets with Quaid she is a close runner-up.

When morning comes twice a day or not at all

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I liked it when it came out and I love it even more today. To each their own I guess.

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Just watched it last night after not seeing it for several years. LOVED Dennis Quaid in this role. He was sexy as hell. Loved the movie too.

luv

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Let me get this straight, you ONLY watched the last 45 minutes and consider the movie horrible? That's ok, but just wanted to clear up that you did not watch the whole thing from the beginning.

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Original poster... get a life and try to hide yourself from real life... This is a film during the 50s... us don't need you so get off the interweb and tuck your head behind your ass and...

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https://www.looper.com/151786/best-worst-music-biopics/

One of the biggest challenges facing any music biopic is finding balance between the myths that fuel some musicians' larger-than-life personalities and the human elements behind them. One of the largest issues surrounding the 1989 Jerry Lee Lewis biopic Great Balls of Fire! is that, when Lewis broke into the burgeoning rock scene circa the 1950s (sincerely determined to unseat Elvis at the top of the rock charts), audiences had never seen such a boisterous, wildly unconventional hellraiser of a rock and roller.

If Great Balls of Fire! gets one thing right, it's that the film doesn't try to oversaturate the narrative with incessant needle drops and callbacks to Lewis' hits, instead focusing on a well-placed, carefully curated compilation of those songs, some of which are brought to vivid life via meticulously staged recreations of Lewis' electrifying stage shows (piano burnings and all). For his part, Dennis Quaid — who is badly miscast as the O.G. rock & roll bad boy — is at his best going big during those recreations, though it just as often looks like he's never actually seen a piano before, let alone played one.

No doubt hindered by a sloppy, sappy screenplay, Quaid is less impressive in bringing to the rowdy pianist any semblance of a human side. Truth be told, Quaid plays the role so completely over the top that his work is frequently (and quite inadvertently) hilarious to watch.
So too is Great Balls of Fire!.

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I like to think of GBOF as a fun romp. Not only was Winona young, but so was Dennis. It's sort of a caricature of what real life might have been like, a cartoon with real actors. I thinks it's simple fun and I always like seeing the bassist John Doe on the big screen. Even if it has to be on TV.

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