'Red Riding Hood' a difficult slog
Red Riding Hood Opens today at Rave, Quality 16, Brighton Review by Jeff Meyers of the Metro Times Grade: D
Which Hollywood agent talked Julie Christie into this turkey? Because, unless she desperately needed the cash, he should be fired. Three years ago, Christie earned an Oscar nomination for her role in the beautifully tragic "Away From Her." Now, she's Grandmother to Red Riding Hood. And there are moments here when you wonder if Christie was hoping to indulge in some camp. No such luck; director Katherine Hardwicke's gothic teen-bait fable is a dull, humorless and incompetently soapy slog.