Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Directed by Jim Sharman

Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick

I have seen documentaries about the film and interviews with those involved but I have never seen the movie itself. It is a movie that has gained a very serious cult following and I know it still plays at some theaters where people even act the film. it has an undeniable place in pop culture.

The story begins as Brad and Janet attend a wedding and he proposes to Janet. They are on the road and have car trouble and they go to a mansion to see if they could use the phone. There they meet an unusual group of characters. The leader of the group a “sweet transvestite” Frank-N-Furter. After Frank unveils his creation Rocky, a series of events happen in the castle.

That is just a brief description of this crazy film. The film has its merits, but it was not for me. For one thing, I am not that big on musicals and this one is a musical. If the music is good I can tolerate the movie but the music was not that good with few exceptions like the one with the Time Warp. The story is original I give them that, and it did have some good moments but overall I can’t say I liked the film. I usually like these films considered “cult classics” but this one just was not for me. The last scenes where some kind of live show takes place was interesting and offered the best parts of the film in terms of the story.

One thing I have to praise is Tim Curry, his performance is the only thing I enjoyed about the film. Even Susan Sarandon acted so over the top that I could not enjoy her work on this one. But Tim Curry, a great character actor, was confident and dedicated to the role.

I know a lot of people might disagree with me on this one, but I just could not get into the film. Maybe I just did not get it.

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