By Antonia Quirke
Choking on Marlon Brando is the tale of ways a tender girl movie critic's love-life is affected and approximately ruined by means of her obsession with male motion picture stars.
As her more and more hapless hunt for the best guy unfolds and her tv and newspaper occupation unravels, our heroine ultimately starts off to appreciate that tough fact: that lifestyles isn't just like the video clips. Entwined in the narrative of her real-life amorous affairs is a kaleidoscope of digressions on nice reveal actors—her early obsession with Brando, her later dream-life with Gerard Depardieu, a private advert looking for Tom Cruise, a disastrous climactic come upon with Jeff Bridges. it is a helter-skelter trip via love and the flicks which reads like a screwball comedy. yet our heroine is not any screwball; she turns out to grasp every little thing approximately videos and the human center, and painfully little approximately the rest. Written in a clean and completely enticing voice, Choking on Marlon Brando is relocating and hilarious, a bittersweet and endearing tale of a girl who cannot draw the road among her reside lifestyles and the paintings she loves.
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Choking on Marlon Brando: A Film Critic's Memoir About Love and the Movies by Antonia Quirke