Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jungle Fever (1991): review: 6/10

A married black architect begins a relationship with his temp, a woman of Italian origins: this annoys both his wife, and his paramours family. He also leaves his job on failing to be promoted to the partnership.

The various narrative lines are slickly knitted together to illustrate the effect of racism on romantic relationships.

But the message of the film is too obvious to form the basis of a feature film , and therefore leaves one with the suspicion that it was made more to provoke debate in secondary schools than to entertain the wider public.

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