Cinema: China Seizure Shanghai Surprise

Directed by Jim Goddard Screenplay by John Kohn and Robert Bentley

Right now she is the world's most popular chanteuse. Her album True Blue quickly went triple platinum; her Papa Don't Preach single did time at No. 1. In her new movie she co-stars with Husband Sean Penn, that terrific actor and legendary cutup. Last winter, when the newlyweds made the film, they also made headlines on every tabloid front page. There would seem to be a bit of "want see" here. And yet MGM, the distributor of Shanghai Surprise, has drop-kicked it into the marketplace like a turkey carcass.

Hard to see why. The film is no winner but no atrocity...

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