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2.6
7 Ratings

Mansfield 66/67

United Kingdom, United States, 2017
Documentary, Biography

Synopsis

A campily designed documentary about the last year in the life of voluptuous actress Jayne Mansfield, who shortly before her death developed an intense interest in satanic rituals.

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Mansfield 66/67 Directed by Todd Hughes, P. David Ebersole

Critics reviews

This devilishly tasteless documentary from P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes is a campy product of pink-tinted postmodernism, matching its form to the playful public persona of its subject… Its use of 60s-style animation, interpretative dance and catty commentary (especially from John Waters) to tell its tale keeps Mansfield both elusive, and somehow complicit in her own over-the-top presentation, even half a century beyond her martyrdom to image.
August 15, 2017
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A range of articulate but down-to-earth academics (including one jocularly billed as a “cinemashrink”) offer illuminating analysis — often from a feminist perspective — that gives this bouncy enterprise dashes of much-needed ballast… when they can be heard over the tinnily intrusive, consistently too-loud score by Robert Davis and James Peter Moffatt, that is.
February 10, 2017
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With an oddball cast of pundits including Anger himself, John Waters and other less usual suspects, including UK pop fly-by-night extraordinaire Marilyn, the film represents, for all its lurid jazziness, a serious attempt to get beneath the surface of the Mansfield myth. Unfortunately, the interpolated dance sequences and skits bring an amateurish touch to what is otherwise a cogent, hugely entertaining production.
January 31, 2017
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