MIAMI RHAPSODY is a depressing, slow and boring romantic comedy about a young woman who cannot come to terms with the idea of getting married. Plagued by foul language, flagrant adultery, sexual innuendo, and strong leftist political philosophy, the movie is actually more a justification propaganda piece for selfish, immoral behavior and the evasion of responsibility and commitment.
The modern marriage relationship is unrealistic and doomed for failure; but, in the face of the alternative, lifelong loneliness, it is worth a try. So sums up the premise of MIAMI RHAPSODY, a depressing and boring romantic comedy about a young woman who cannot come to terms with the idea of getting married. Sarah Jessica Parker stars as the young woman who, when she discovers her entire family involved in extramarital affairs, concludes that all marriage is doomed for failure and unfaithfulness is part of the deal. This fatally flawed and offensive premise permeates this mediocre movie like bad cheese, along with an awkwardly forced and heavy-handed leftist political philosophy.
Parker plays her part with a confused cynicism, merely a terribly annoying, neurotic whiner in tight shirts. She talks incessantly, lamenting the sad state of relationships, never once approaching an intelligent discourse but flooding the entire movie with ubiquitous dialogue. Mia Farrow, as her mother, is equally unpleasant and annoying. Antonio Banderas is the lone bright spot. However, he alone cannot save this useless excuse for comedy. Boring, slow and plagued by foul language, flagrant adultery and sexual innuendo, MIAMI RHAPSODY is actually more a justification propaganda piece for selfish, immoral behavior and the evasion of responsibility and commitment.
(R, NA, PC, LLL, SS, NN, A) Romanticism, relativism & heavy political correctness with a strongly liberal slant; 13 obscenities, 16 profanities (14 exclamatory), several vulgarities, & frequent & numerous verbal sexual innuendoes; flagrant adultery, promiscuity, clearly implied fornication, & married intercourse; partial nudity, male & female; and, alcohol use & brief drunkenness.