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|Goddess of Love|
Actors: Vanna White, David Naughton, David Leisure, Amanda Bearse, Philip Baker Hall
Director: Jim Drake
Genres: Drama, Television
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Fun film, but Vanna CAN NOT ACT
Jim Jr | Buffalo, NY United States | 01/29/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This could have been a really fun film if the role of Venus had been cast with someone who could act. Vanna White is a very attractive woman, but she has the emotional ability of a melting snowball. Her line readings were as flat as the western Kansas plains. It is no wonder that she was not cast in another "acting" role after this film.
Taking the basic idea of "One Touch of Venus" with a statue of Venus coming to life and causing havoc for the hero, there were some delightful touches. David Naughton as the hairdresser (barber in "One Touch---") was excellent and that had to be difficult in the scenes with Vanna as he got not one bit of support from her. He had to carry every bit of the story.
SPOILER: The viewer is very relieved at the end when the hero is united with his mortal wife to be and Venus leaves, mainly because Vanna has not generated any quality to make anyone root for her.
The special effects are excellent for a TV film from 1988. These and the good actors in all roles, except Venus, make this a nice viewing experience.
Vanna - stick to turning letters."
Only in the 1980's :)
Da Man | Pekin, IL | 01/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Goddess Of Love is the type of movie so fun, frivlous and campy, that you know it could've only been made in the 1980's.
While at the height of her Wheel of Fortune popularity, Vanna White was given the opportunity to star in a tv movie. In this, she plays Venus, who awakens from statue form when soon to be married Ted Beckman (David Naughton, An American Werewolf In London) places a wedding ring on her finger to prove a point to his playboy best friend (David Leisure from Empty Nest) that he is going to remain loyal to his fiance (Amanda Bearse, Married With Children).
The movie is absolute fluff, and that is the reason why it is so appealing. Vanna has minimal acting talent, but her charisma illuminates and makes every scene she's in fun. If you cannot handle campy 80's films, this is not the movie for you, but if you wanted to see Xanadu and Mannequin mixed into a blender in the vein of Earth Girls Are Easy (which also came out in 1988), you will adore this movie.
However, I do wonder what Phillip Baker Hall was doing here, he's actually a respected actor."