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But there's always a very contemporary, unexpected and/or winningly revealing scene around the bend from every overacted cliche.
In an overacted subplot, Rudy abducts kindly vet (James Stephens) and forces the poor fellow to watch as he and the animal doctor's slutty wife Fran (Jennifer Tilly) get it on in a motel room.
To the credit of his supporting cast, the assembled teenagers showed a great deal more composure in front of the camera as Brigstocke gurned and overacted in a desperate attempt to lift his material.
Leo was up against his old gangster friend Mostyn, a leading light in the not too terrifying Taffia, who was shamelessly overacted throughout by the rather unattractive remains of Hywel Bennett.
If the movie is visually dizzying, stridently overacted, and beyond tasteless, it's also staggeringly ambitious and the next best thing to irresistible.
A neurologist proposes to operate, but George correctly guesses that surgery will probably end his life and sends the surgeon packing with an overacted tirade about the human capacity for achievement and enlightenment.
However, some tapes, such as "How To Deal With Difficult People," are overacted, which lessens the impact of an otherwise sound message.
A section of behind-the-bike-shed gigglers actually enjoy this woefully scripted, wildly overacted tosh.
When the totally awful ``Amityville'' movie, with James Brolin quaking and muttering and Rod Steiger's overacted priest the only remotely frightening thing on screen, came out in 1979, I laughed all the way through it.