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Seamless (Unrated)





Release Date: November 25th, 2005 (NYC-Cinema Village)
Directed by Douglas Keeve.

BASIC PREMISE: A documentary about three teams of young fashion designers who compete among seven others for a fashion contest.

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: Director Douglas Keeve does a great job of introducing the three teams of fashion designers so that you get to know them better. Each team works hard and long hours to win the prestigious award from Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Doo.Ri Chung uses the basement of her parentsí dry cleaning store to work on her clothing design. A fire destroys most of the store, but luckily the basement was spared. Lazaro Hernandez and Jack MacCollough work together and even lived together until they realized that they spend too much time together. They are not only the youngest contestants but also the most energetic and charismatic. Finally, thereís Alexandre Plokov who comes across as eccentric, quirky, but just as devoted to his fashion design as the other contestants. Occasionally, the film jumps to a calendar to give you an idea about the process and how far away is the contest. Since Seamless is shot on DV, the images and colors are not crisp and clear when they need to be, such as during the contest. Fortunately, this flaw becomes minimized because you truly care so about each contestant. As the days and hours come closer to the final hour of judgment, your fingers are crossed that one of these likable contestants will win. They all deserve to win!

SPIRITUAL VALUE: Jack MacCollough honest admits that he makes no money yet from his fashion designs. To launch a successful, money-making career, you certainly an investment of your own money (401K) and plenty of patience. Itís truly inspiring to watch these bright, talented minds dedicate their valuable time and energy to make their mark in the world of fashion. Each of them is fueled by a genuine passion for fashion and creativity.

INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: None.

NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 0

THE BOTTOM LINE: Fascinating! It does to fashion what Spellbound did to spelling bees.

RECOMMENDED WAY TO WATCH: Movie Theater (1st Run)


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