Back at school, I loved learning about the Second World War, everything from the gory details of the war itself to the aftermath and the effect it had on the people.
This is one of reasons I was intrigued to see Fritz Urschitz’ Where I Belong, as it is focused on Rosemarie (Natalie Press), a German woman’s struggles to deal with life post war in rural England. Or that’s what I thought was going to happen.
Instead, I got an hour and an half of melodramatic monkey crap.
Just when you think it can’t get any worse, the actors start “acting”. These are some of the worst performances you’ll ever see. The lead, Natalie Press, is one of the most inconsistent characters in Where I Belong. Not only is her character poorly written, she puts in a performance that fails in every turn. She doesn’t sell her performance during any of the romantic, dramatic or emotional moments of the film. She isn’t helped either by the rest of the cast. Johannes Krisch, who plays Rosemarie’s love interest, Anton, is supposed to come off as suave and charming, but in the end he comes off as weird and untrustworthy. You begin to wonder about Rosemarie’s taste in men if she’s attracted to someone as creepy as him. It’s not just the main cast who are terrible in Where I Belong; in fact it’s actually,everyone! Remarkably, there has never been a film where so many of the cast put in appalling performances, some just can’t act and others can’t even be bothered to try.
Where I Belong is one of the worst films I’ve seen this year, and I’ve reviewed The Boy Next Door. It’s a clichéd mess of a story with an awful script, terrible performances and looks like a student, who’s been allowed to make a film before he learns how to make one, has made it. But what annoys me most about the film was I was expecting one film and got the complete opposite, something no filmmaker should ever do.
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