Jul 162020
 

You Don’t Nomi proves there’s a documentary on about just about any subject, and this one on Showgirls which has received a cult following over the years and apparently growing debate on its qualities.

 

 

You Don’t Nomi
(2019)

Genre(s): Documentary
RLJ Entertainment | NR – 92 min. – $28.97 | July 21, 2020

Date Published: 07/16/2020 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Jeffrey McHale
Writer(s): Jeffrey McHale (written by)


DISC INFO:
Features: None
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 17.99 GB
Total Bitrate: 25.84 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


RLJ Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


THE MOVIE — 3.0/5


Plot Synopsis: A chorus of film critics and fervent devotees explore the complicated afterlife of 1995’s biggest film flop, Paul Verhoeven’s salacious Showgirls, from disastrous release to cult adoration and extraordinary redemption. The film features Adam Nayman (Vice Guide to Film), April Kidwell (I, Nomi) and Peaches Christ (Milk) along with archive interview footage with the cast and crew of Showgirls.

Quick Hit Review: Kind of amusing, and maybe perplexing, that there is a documentary about the movie Showgirls but here we are with You Don’t Nomi, which is a film that has commentators talking over footage from the movie or archival behind-the-scenes photos, so without any actual interview footage, save for archive promotional material from Paul Verhoeven and Elizabeth Berkley, doesn’t make for a very engaging viewing experience. That said, it is interesting to hear from both sides ones who believe Showgirls to be genius filmmaking and others complete and utter garbage.

Personally speaking, I really never give Showgirls much a second thought, let alone much desire to revisit having seen it once way back when the Blu-ray was released. It’s certainly an interesting drama for sure and a spotty performance from Berkley, but otherwise it has your clichéd rise to fame storyline with the starlet, previously doey-eyed and inexperienced, going to the top.

I suppose if you’re fascinated with the movie, You Don’t Nomi might hit the right spot, giving perspective on all sides so there is something there for everybody, just a shame it wasn’t a bit more comprehensive, featuring new interviews with the cast and crew or even the commentators having their interviews on video.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 

 

VIDEO – 4.0/5


The movie is shown with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. Given that the bulk of this is archive footage, you’re not going to get anything overly brilliant, though presumably the movie footage was taken from the Blu-ray HD source. In any case, nothing amazing here but serviceable.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


Speaking of serviceable, the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is perfectly fine, dialogue from the interviews comes across with nice clarity and everything else, such as audio from the movie, is also centrally located with minimal use of the front and rear channels outside maybe the music or score.

 

OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, You Don’t Nomi proves there’s a documentary on about just about any subject, and this one on Showgirls which has received a cult following over the years and apparently growing debate on its qualities so to speak. This one didn’t really change my mind, it’s a bad film but far (FAR) from the worst and at least has some camp going for it.

 

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