May 03, 2012

3 stars for More than Frybread

Apparently this mockumentary has problems. The reviewer gives it only three of five stars (fair).

'More Than Frybread,' 3 stars

By Bill GoodykoontzSome of the biographical information is funny--Choyguha is particularly good as she establishes Sharmayne's need for order and discipline, although that, too, is a joke that Hamilton indulges for too long. One of many, actually. The film isn't overly long, just a little more than an hour and a half, but Hamilton spends way too much time on the actual competition. Some of it is interesting enough, but the judges' fanatical attention to detail is played too broadly, and a sameness creeps in.

As for the ending, well, without giving anything away, it simply doesn't work. The payoff, such as it is, is a letdown. It's fine to create chaos, but it has to make sense in the context of the story. This just seems tacked on.
Summing it up:"More Than Frybread" is like the food of its title; it's tasty only in small doses.Comment:  For more on the movie, see More than Frybread Is "Must-See" and More than Frybread Seeks Funding.

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