Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003) starring Farrah Fawcett, Melissa Gilbert, Robin Givens, Dorian Harewood directed by Joyce Chopra - movie review on The Movie Scene

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Melissa Gilbert in Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)

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Hollywood actress and singer Lissa Roman (Farrah Fawcett) has grown suspicious of her husband and through her manager has hired investigator Michael Scorsinni (Jack Scalia) to get proof of his cheating before coming on as her security officer which brings them romantically close together. Meanwhile her friend Taylor (Melissa Gilbert) is having hot sex with a young scriptwriter whilst getting him to work through her script which she plans to have her husband Larry (Stewart Bick) to produce once it is finished. And then there is their friend Kyndra (Robin Givens) whose main priority are her looks and her career with her own daughter coming right down the pecking list. When Lissa's grown up daughter is kidnapped it is Scorsinni who comes to the rescue.

As a 40 something male I had only two reasons for watching "Hollywood Wives: The New Generation"; firstly I have always harboured a crush on Melissa Gilbert and secondly I heard that it was so bad that I was sure it would brighten up the end of a long dull day. Well in a strange way "Hollywood Wives: The New Generation" is everything I had expected it to be; trashy, poorly acted and vacuous but I enjoyed it for being such. As such I feel like I should apologise to all those involved in this made for TV movie as I am sure their intentions were not to make an entertainingly bad movie but that is what they have come up with.

The good news is that "Hollywood Wives: The New Generation" doesn't need or deserve much reviewing because you can't describe the cheese which is flying around in this. But there are some basic concepts going on through out the movie; fake emotion, plenty of cleavage, obligatory shades, silk lingerie, over the top delivery and did I mention the cleavage. Look as a fan of Melissa Gilbert I think she looks fantastic in this but she spends so much time in low cut tops that they might as well got anyone to play the part as it certainly didn't call on her to act. It is the same throughout and the majority of the performances consisted of over the top responses and little more with a scene involving Lissa recording an album being hilarious.

What this all boils down to is that "Hollywood Wives: The New Generation" comes across more like a show reel for those who either have a crush on Fawcett, Gilbert or Givens as the majority of the movie is about their looks. Although it is so corny that in a bad movie kind of way it is occasionally entertaining.


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