In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, Arizona students as he conceives and stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. —IMDb
Openly gay ‘Generation X’ filmmaker Andrew Fleming acquired a reputation as a wunderkind shortly after leaving New York University’s prestigious film school. The last of his three award-winning student films there, “P.P.T.”, earned him a fellowship at Warner Bros., and he teamed with no less a producer than Gale Ann Hurd (“Terminator” 1984; “Aliens” 1986) for his feature directing and writing debut “Bad Dreams” (1988), a largely ignored psychological horror film. Although some found it stylish in a sort of David Cronenbergian way, many questioned Hurd’s involvement in an “entertainment” so clearly celebrating doom and utterly devoid of hope, aimed shamelessly at the teen market.
Prior to “Bad Dreams”, Fleming’s interests had primarily lain in the technical side of filmmaking, but after a hiatus to learn how to write, he resurfaced with his follow-up feature, “Threesome” (1994), an amusing coming-of-age college story. Boasting an attractive young cast (Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen… read more
Forcedly crude, awkwardly staged and directed; pretty incompetent for even this sort of lower-brow outing.