Maslin Beach

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Maslin Beach Review


It's about time: Here's a little comedy that takes place entirely on a nude beach and starring almost entirely fully-naked actors. The few people who do were clothes are primarily selling bottled water and ice cream on the beach (a real place in Australia).

Maslin Beach wants to be a movie about love and finding it, but it's awfully hard to get your point across with some guy's weiner in your face for 75 minutes. And for a film with this much nakedness, there's an awful lot of talking and precious little action (naughty or otherwise) to drive the plot. Rather, I get the impression that Wayne Groom plopped down on the beach with a dozen actors and a bunch of his poetry, which he has on-the-fly tried to convert into a script. After a series of vignettes involving committment-phobic Internet daters and a magic necklace we are presented with a bit about a nymphomaniac woman who has trysts all across the beach in one afternoon, proving that Groom's grasp on reality is all but lost.

As a film experience, it's hard to blame Groom the director for being a bit boring: He's got one set and no costumes. Between sand and skin, the pink/tan color pallette gets a real workout. The camerawork is pedestrian and the acting is hit-and-miss. The men, particularly, are fairly stilted, which just goes to show you how hard it is to get a good performance out of a guy with his aforementioned weiner swinging in the breeze. No pun intended.



Maslin Beach

Facts and Figures

Run time: 80 mins

Distributed by: Vanguard

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Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

IMDB: 4.4 / 10

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Starring: Michael Allen as Simon, as Marcie, as Gail, as Paula

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