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Friday, May 30, 2014

Jewel Of The Nile (1985)

A writer (Kathleen Turner) of romance novels is having problems finishing her latest book which is past its due date at her publisher. When a dashing Arab potentate (Spiros Focas) invites her to his country to write his biogaphy, she accepts. This does not make her boyfriend (Michael Douglas) happy and, indeed, the visit turns into a disaster. A sequel to the previous year's ROMANCING THE STONE, this one is a disappointment on just about every level. The spark is gone and its two leads can't seem to generate the chemistry they shared in the first installment. Even Danny DeVito seems more superfluous and annoying than he was in STONE. The plot is silly and the film's stereotypical depiction of its Arab characters borders on demeaning. In a nutshell, it's just not as fun as the first one. There's a dreadful chintzy synthesizer score by Jack Nitzsche but Jan De Bont's Panavision lensing is crisp and attractive. Directed by Lewis Teague (CUJO). With Holland Taylor and Avner Eisenberg.

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