Mariah Carey's Act in 'Tennessee' Panned and Hailed

Mariah Carey's Act in 'Tennessee' Panned and Hailed

As her latest feature film 'Tennessee' is nearing its debut on April 26, Mariah Carey received mixed reviews regarding her performance in the drama film.

Apparently one disastrous film won't keep Mariah Carey away from the movie industry as she has been involved in another feature film project called "Tennessee". In the indie drama film set to have its premiere at Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 26, the pop diva will be seen portraying an aspiring singer abused by her husband. As many perhaps still remember her poor performance in "Glitter", the left-over question now is whether she will be better in this film than in the previous.

Early reviews concerning her acting skills in the Lee Daniels Entertainment's film come out with mixed feeling. In the article written by Leslie Gornstein of E! Online, it is clearly suggested that the multi-awards winning singer did no better than her Billie Frank rendition. Discussing about the reason behind the signing on "bad actors", Gornstein expressed her thought about Carey's act in the film as quoted, "SHE WAS BAD".

On the contrasting review, Roger Friedman of saluted the "Hero" hitmaker for her performance as Krystal stating that the former wife of Tommy Mottola has the least amount of cliche in the film. Further, Friedman noted that the part is still unsuitable for her as she couldn't hide her talent as a talented singer when required to portray a wannabe. He also noted that Carey would be better acting as a comedienne since she looks better in Mira Sorvino's "Wise Girls".

Coming from the "Monster's Ball" producer Lee Daniels, "Tennessee" follows the journey of two brothers, Carter and Ellis, who travel across the country to look for their estranged father in the hope to find cure for terminally ill Ellis. Along the way, they meet aspiring singer Krystal who eventually joins them in the journey and becomes their guardian angel. The film starred also by Ethan Peck and Adam Rothenbergsees the musical collaboration between Carey and country music legend Willie Nelson.




    Jun 06, 2009

    I actually saw the movie last night and found it very worthwhile. It is an excellent followup for Lee Daniels to "Monsters Ball." It was a taut, well acted movie about dysfunction, aspiration and redemption. The three main characters really carried the film. I question the reviewers who panned the performance of Mariah Carey. She may be too good to pose as an aspiring singer/songwriter but it has happened before with such greats as Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. See it, you will not be sorry. The audience applauded loudly when the movie ended last night.

    Apr 17, 2009

    I won't really say or gain any comment about maraihs act in the movie but really if i have seen i would actualy say its nice. look im a mariah fan and as my self i cant wait to see this movie at least she and her acting career wont go down with this movie!

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