Celine Dion has so many health issues, I’m not sure how she got involved in “Love Again.” Her late husband, Renee Angelil, would never have let her get sucked into it.
But now “Love Again,” a movie in which Celine plays a slightly fictionalized version of herself, it out. And it’s dead on arrival.
Opening today from Sony — already in trouble with a dead George Foreman movie — “Love Again” has scored a very low 25% so far on Rotten Tomatoes. (Only 8 reviews have been entered. Sony has made sure few reviewers have seen it.)
The soundtrack album, which has five new Celine Dion songs plus 6 older ones, is number 225 on amazon. It hasn’t charted on iTunes, and its title track was a dud on the iTunes album chart.
The stars, aside from Celine, are Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan. The director, Jim Strouse, started his career with the really misguided “Grace is Gone,” and it’s been downhill ever since.
One review, from Carla Hay, on Culture Mix, reads: “The painfully unfunny, boring, and very outdated Love Again is a fake-looking romantic comedy/drama that also wants to be a Céline Dion commercial. The romance looks forced and unnatural. Everything is an embarrassment for everyone who made this junk.”
Variety called it “A far fetched romance.”
You get the idea. It’s going to be a long weekend.