Children of the Revolution (1997)

CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION, a political satire starring Judy Davis 
as an Aussie Commie who bears Joesph Stalin's love child, is brut-
ally unfunny for the first forty minutes.  Stay with it, endure the 
tired mock-documentary device, pretend to laugh at the jokes that 
aren't there, whisper in excitement when SHINE star Geoffrey Rush 
first appears, try very hard to convince yourself that shouldn't 
leave early, and you'll be rewarded, if such a thing constitutes a 
reward, with some modest, mounting zaniness when Stalin's son grows 
up, grows a mustache, and becomes a labor leader.  (Rated "R"/100 

Grade: C+

Copyright 1997 Michael J. Legeros
Movie Hell is a trademark of Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: May 31, 1997

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