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The Truth About Charlie


It takes balls to remake one of the best romantic-comedy-thrillers of all time. Balls, and a generous helping of idiocy. Jonathan Demme has certainly made some good movies (Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs), but what possessed him to replace Cary Grant with Mark Wahlberg and Audrey Hepburn with … Thandie Newton??? And to let it all degenerate into a shoot-out in the rain? And to completely lose the bubbly romantic tension … I can’t go on. The stupidest project since Gus van Sant decided to remake Psycho shot-for-shot in color. But Demme may be trying to top himself; his remake of The Manchurian Candidate is in post-production. What are these idiots thinking of?