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It's common in the rest of the country, but the trouble with that is it doesn't give characters a chance to overact in dramatic graveside scenes.
There is, I'm sure, a poetry in the one-word utterances and profanities of the council-estate dwellers, but most of the cast overact and come across as thesps auditioning for a Mike Leigh parody.
Set in a church or a courtroom - or maybe one's the same as the other back in 1692 - teenage girls caterwaul, Kirstie Alley, Gloria Reuben and others overact fiercely, and Henry Czerny stands around looking bewildered (appropriately, given the circumstances).
Walken overacts without shame as the campy villain of the piece, ordering his underlings to "Kill them.
Collins and Evans produce an uncomfortable yin-yang of acting styles: The former (no stranger to the stage) overacts to the point of caricature, while the latter clearly is uncomfortable in her first stage role.
He said he was concerned overacts of terrorism, missing persons, economic situation.
HOT ROD ( 12) A hare-brained comedy pitched somewhere between Talladega Nights and Napoleon Dynamite in which Ian McShane overacts wildly
Crowe is a hoot as he overacts with his dodgy accent, coming out with lines like: "I always take a gun to a knife fight
He falls in love with a deaf girl (Tammy Blanchard, lovely), gets vamped and forced into marriage by a confusingly written senator's daughter (Angelina Jolie, who's obviously an incompatible match for Damon: she overacts every scene he just kind of stands there in), is manipulated into betraying an admired professor, and is otherwise groomed for service in the OSS as America draws closer toward World War II.
Stone certainly gives her lungs a full workout, Dorff overacts wildly, the plot has as many holes as the decaying Manor, and apart from a couple of reasonable shocks there are no real thrills to be had.