The Notorious Bettie Page (2005, USA)
Who could have guessed that a movie about one of America's most famous pin-up queens, made by the women responsible for American Psycho and I Shot Andy Warhol, would be so dull? While Gretchen Mol is lovely, and quite sweet, as Page, the character has virtually no psychology to speak of, leaving the audience to follow a series of carefully-constructed set pieces that have little life of their own. Everything looks great, especially Mol, but nothing means anything at all - even a gang rape near the beginning of the film, and Page's lifelong relationship with Christianity don't serve to give her any depth as a character. The E! True Hollywood Story from 1998 actually contains more information about Page's biography than the film version does, perhaps in part because the producers may have cared less about respecting the privacy of the now-reclusive icon.