IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – review of a Deuce Bigalow film

Text: “‘Bigalow’ reaches new giga-low.” rogerebert.com https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/deuce-bigalow-european-gigolo-2005

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Some elements of this text to consider:

  • FYI Roger Ebert was an extremely well-known (perhaps the most well-known) movie critic. He passed away in 2013.
  • This is an extremely critical review of the movie: “The best thing about it is that it runs for only 75 minutes.”
  • The review doesn’t spend that much time talking about the movie (perhaps due to the reviewer’s low opinion of it). Somewhat atypically for a review, Ebert spends a fair of time discussing topics around the movie (e.g. a conflict between the star and another reviewer).
  • The end of the review is quite humorous and quite biting.

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