Summer of Sam

Jays Rating:

If you would like to see Spike Lee’s take on the 1977 Son of Sam murders, check out Summer of Sam. Otherwise – don’t waste your money. This movie, (I use the term loosely), begins with the 44-caliber killer, David Berkowitz, looking in car windows at young people and then shooting them. This scenario takes place over and over again until the end of the movie. At the same time, little vignettes about a guy named Vinnie, played by John Leguiemo, and his wife Dionna, played by Mira Sorvino, are stuck in between the murders. Vinnie and Dionna are a married couple living in Brooklyn who find out they aren’t sexually compatible. Vinnie is a hair stylist who is continually having affairs with the women in his salon, and Dionna discovers his infidelity and threatens to leave him. At this point, they begin their own therapy by going to sex clubs and trying some role-playing. I think you can see where these “vignettes” are going — straight down the toilet. This movie is terrible, the story lacks depth and all the characters are one-dimensional. This film is a butt-numbing two and one half hours long, but twenty minutes into this loser my brain was numb. The story of the Son of Sam murders gets lost in a sea of sexually explicit material, violence, and bad language. I wish I could have attended this film blind and deaf. I give it a D rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.