Today, while taking a break from writing my dissertation (which I shall go back to after writing this post) I watched a Stallone film I hadn’t seen before. I needed a bit of a cheer up, but something easy to watch while my brain melted after the hard writing it had done on consumerism.
So I picked out a film called Rhinestone
Country music is something that I have never really had an opinion on, other than listening to Toby Keith, who I rather enjoy. I don’t think that there is a person alive who hasn’t heard of Dolly Parton? If there is, seriously, they need shooting! She has the most infectious way with music I have ever heard! I loves her! xD
So what is this film about? Jake (Dolly Parton) is a singer with a contract to the most sleazy man in Manhattan and his club, the Rhinestone. She wants out. He wants her. So they make a deal, Jake has to teach a normal average person to sing. Enter Nick (Stallone) a taxi driver who is the third man in the deal. Obviously, I just watched this film cause Stallone was in it, I am never going to deny that! Apparently Stallone classes it as one of his worst movies, and I can see his point. It’s not really the type of film you associate with the guy, but from my point of view it makes a refreshing change.
A such I rather enjoyed it. It has already won it’s way to my guilty pleasures list. I mean, it’s not exactly what Stallone is known for, and he’s not a singer I’d like to ever listen to again! It’s no Cobra or Tango and Cash, but it has certainly got that 80’s appeal to it!
It had me laughing on my own in my room and almost in tears with laughter trying to keep it in and not make myself out to be a twat! I am paranoid about some of the stuff that goes on in my room due to the thin walls in this place (Sounds dodgy!!) so having Stallone yelling into a microphone in my room had my turning the volume down on my laptop to try and conceal I was even watching the film. Some might call the film embarrassing, and yes I guess it is, but who really cares? It was a good way to relax and wind down after the dissertation writing stress.