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Clean Slate = a man with lots of zest and charm can't remember anything once he has slept.
Anyone who equates these two movies has a delinquent intellect.
That said, I would just like to share with you my love for this movie. I think it is well-crafted, well-executed and so very funny.
CLEAN SLATE's imaginative premise involves the plight of lead actor Dana Carvey, who doesn't remember anything previous to his last night's sleep. Before we even get to know his character, the film rushes into the story of the daily amnesia attacks, one reason it took me some time to start enjoying the film. Further, several weak plot devices and too many one-note characters strain the credibility of CLEAN SLATE's otherwise fun, clever story.
While its jokes hit or miss, CLEAN SLATE does not waste the comic talents of "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Carvey. However, it is lead actress Valeria Golino who, playing the friend Carvey may not be able to trust, carries the film. She certainly has the advantage of playing CLEAN SLATE's only three-dimensional role.
CLEAN SLATE ain't bad. With some rewriting here and some editing there, it could have been even better.
I can't imagine anyone who would not love this movie!
Carvey and Golino work well together and create real characters out of a pretty one dimensional script. Plus, there's Kevin Pollack who's turned out to be far more talented as an actor than he ever was as a comedian and the ever exquisite Olivia D'Abo (Single Guy (TV), Point of No Return, many bad movies and cartoon voice overs.)
This seems like one of those vehicles that starts with a funny idea, but there isn't the writing talent or maybe just a lack of impetus to develop it fully. It's pretty much a one trick pony.
Robert King needed a writing committee like the writers for the Simpsons to take a basically funny concept and add joke after joke until there was really something there like they did with Groundhog Day.
I saw Pre-SNL Dana live (late '85 or early '86) so I know what it's like to laugh so hard you can't hear all the jokes or breath for that matter. His talent is incredible, but he hasn't has the best of luck in films.
This one isn't terrible, but it will never be on anyone's top ten list either.
(I actually gave 3 stars but I can't figure out how to change it.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a nice well done movie it is funny but not overly silly familys will love itPublished 13 months ago by scott
Not a Dana Carvey fan, but this is a good movie. Good, but not greatPublished 13 months ago by G. Parke
, Dana Carvey is at his best in Clean Slate. Funny..lots of action and a great plot.Published 16 months ago by Sherry Lee Leslie