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Don't dentists use Lidocaine these days?

  • May 23, 2009
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Dentist Frank Sangster's (Steve Martin) quiet life is turned upside-down when an odd new patient (Helen Bonham Carter) starts a spiral of drugs, lust, and murder.

I was hoping Martin would play another wacky dentist like his character in Little Shop of Horrors, but no such luck. This movie isn't a comedy and is too awkward to be a drama/thriller.    Dr. Sangster is so relentlessly bland that he's too dull to care about, and Carter's slutty drug addict character is completely repulsive. Even with the two big stars plus Laura Dern as Sangster's fiancĂ©, this feels like a low-budget, indie film with much ham acting and plot holes galore. The truly hideous finale will leave you cringing; all in all it's a big disappointment. 
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Quick Tip by . September 21, 2009
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Terrific dark comedy that combines noir, morbid humor, dentistry and a great cast . Steve Martin like you've never seen him before or since!
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