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re: Best Worst Thing that Ever Could Have Happened - "Merrily" documentary now on Netflix
Posted by: whereismikeyfl 01:31 am EDT 03/20/17
In reply to: Best Worst Thing that Ever Could Have Happened - "Merrily" documentary now on Netflix - Ann 12:49 pm EDT 03/18/17

What an odd film it is.

There seems to be no sense of storytelling, logic, or structure.

Obvious questions are left hanging and the selection of material often seems random.

What happened to Weissenbach? He is interviewed and his firing is one of the most significant events in the film, yet nothing is said about the impact this had on him. Did he leave acting?

Walton's post-Merrily story seems bizarrely beside the point.

Morrison's story is almost developed but raises so many questions that it never answers.

Abby Pogrebin is the only cast member for whom we get a complete sense of the role the show played in her life.

I was left feeling that there probably was footage that could be edited into something more coherent and meaningful.

But like Price's stage direction, the film had wonderful moments, but leaves one feeling that the whole was a missed opportunity.
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