The Stand In Movie Review. The authors who presented their film as a comedy themselves, most likely, do not know what a comedy should look like. Or maybe, on the contrary, they know too well. In ancient times, almost any work with a sad or even tragic beginning, but an optimistic ending, which gave the viewer a number of positive emotions, was considered a comedy. At the same time, there could be nothing funny in a comedy play. With the “understudy” about the same. Three or four funny moments for the whole movie and a positive ending – this is not something that now could even remotely be mistaken for an entertainment genre.
The heroine of the tape – the popular comedy actress Candy Black – becomes a hostage of her own role and slides downhill. When her life comes to an edge, and her career has been in the “Kevin Spacey” stage for five years, Paula returns to her – her less bitchy counterpart, who worked as her stunt double during the glory of the actress. Candy offers Paul to replace her not on the screen, but in reality, and she, who dreams of fame, agrees.
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The further, the deeper both are drawn into their new lives. The understudy is crazy about fame and begins to crush Candy’s life more and more for herself, turning into a bitch. And Candy herself is glad that she can finally do what she wants, and can be absolutely free from the glitter of spotlights, turning from a bitch into a sweet home madam. At the junction of interests, however; two opposites of the same stage image have serious conflicts with beatings, betrayal, betrayal and theft. Do not forget about hysterics with tears, this is also very important. No, there is frankly nothing to laugh at here, and the authors of the tape were well aware of this.
So what is it if you try to define the genre? It all depends on the minute you start watching this tape. At first it will be funny, then melodramatic, then again a little funny; then generally sad, then some kind of tin; and in the end it will be … it is not clear how; because it is difficult to find a definition for this cocktail of feelings. The word “tragicomedy” cannot describe what you see, but it is the closest one here.