Empirically, taken straight-up, to me this is fugly.

The bodice doesn’t even fit, and well, the rest of it is just an ode to chafing. But the way Diane Kruger styled her hair, like an old-school pin-up girl, gives it a costumey flair that might actually work — only because she is who she is, and has the waist and the face that she has. Ergo, I’m giving this a thumbs-down on its own merits but a thumbs sideways, maybe even sneaking upward, for the fact that probably ONLY Diane Kruger could even CONCEIVABLY make this work, and indeed, she gave it the best try. Now somebody please free her pelvis. Paging Pacey?

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