Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Star (2001)

Genre Short film Director Guy Ritchie Cast Madonna, Clive Owen, Michael Beattie, Troy Aguayo

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Madonna gave a lengthy dissertation of her name's inception. "Everyone I know calls me M. Madge is a press thing in England. I heard two versions where it came from. One is that Madge is an English colloquialism, like a name that would suit a housewife, which is the opposite of who I am. The other is that it's short for majesty. I like that one better."

No one, of course, was surprised when she played a bratty, petulant pop royalty in
Guy Ritchie's 10-minute short film for BMW, Star. "Coffee!" she shrieks. "I WANT MY COFFEE!"

She's in town for a red carpet engagement and she's
running late. "If you keep your eyes on the road instead of on me, we might be getting somewhere," she sneers at her driver (Clive Owen). "I'm gracing this armpit of a town for one night. If you think I'm gonna know the name of the venue in El Arm-Pitto, you're sadly mistaken. Take me wherever!" she barks.

"Let me see what I can do... sir," says her driver.

"Get me out of here!" she screams.

"Madam," he replies, looking at her in the eye. "I'm
going to give you the ride of your life."

He keeps his promise and gives her something she'll
never forget. With Blur's "Song 2" playing in the background, their car swerves, overtakes other vehicles and zooms past the speed limit.

"You just hang on tight, sir!" he shouts, as he
turns the BMW M5 near the sidewalk, sending his passenger slamming against the door. "We'll get you there safely, sir!"

Star is your typical Guy Ritchie movie: brash, funny
and immensely entertaining. It's funny how Clive keeps calling Madge "sir" while she's being thrown sideways inside the M5. The look of glee in his face tells me that he's not acting nor pretending. I don't blame him. For some reason, it's comforting to see
Madonna get mauled in the backseat of a BMW M5.

To view the film, click here.


Oman said...

too bad they have broken-up. will the movie now.

Visual Velocity said...

Lawstude: I think it's a good thing they've broken up, hehe. Guy Ritchie's career flourished after their break-up. :D

citybuoy said...

good thing u posted the link. i was beginning to feel left out.

i love them both but i have to agree, they're better off without each other. haha

Visual Velocity said...

ʎonqʎʇıɔ: They're definitely not good for each other, heheh. Have you seen Swept Away? I haven't seen it yet, but based on what people have been saying, it's one of the century's all time worst flick ever. :D

citybuoy said...

i think people who love each other should not work together. no, i haven't seen swept away nor have i seen gigli for that matter hahahaha

Visual Velocity said...

ʎonqʎʇıɔ: Oh yeah, definitely. Couples shouldn't work together. That would be suicide. :D

I haven't seen Gigli either. I heard it's quite good, hahahah

Raft3r said...

kaya pala sila nag-divorce

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Visual Velocity said...

Raft3r: Oo, masyado kasing nabugbog sa kotse si Aling Madonna. Hahaha

Raft3r said...

why is she still relevant? you just have to hand it to her, though

Visual Velocity said...

Raft3r: She'll always be relevant. C'mon, we're talking about La Isla Bonita and Like a Virgin here. Those are relevant songs. Like her, they'll never go out of style. Hehe

VICTOR said...

Clive vs Madonna. Clive is English, Madonna is American, so the match is already decided. LOL.

Visual Velocity said...

victor: Most definitely. Look at what happened to Guy Ritchie. Poor guy. Haha

Raft3r said...

sya, sya
hindi na ako makikipagdebate
lalo na't binilan mo na ako ng janet magazine

Visual Velocity said...

Raft3r: Hindi ko pa nabibili, hehe. Hindi pa ko nakakabisita ng SM Farview this week.

Abou said...

hmmm ganun pala un.

o update ka na

Visual Velocity said...

Abou: Uy, long time, no hear, hehe. Update na ko ng post next week or next-next week.

Ikaw rin dapat update na. May bago ka na bang post?

Raft3r said...

nabili mo na?

Visual Velocity said...

Raft3r: Naunahan tayo, may ibang nakabili. :(

Raft3r said...


Visual Velocity said...

Raft3r: Kakainis nga, dapat talaga binili ko na agad. Naalala nga kita nung una kung kita, kaya lang hindi ko kasi sigurado kung meron ka na ng mag na yun. Bawi na lang ako next time. :(