The Learning Curve starts out sleepily enough, as new lovers Paul (Carmine Giovinazzo) and Georgia (Monet Mazur) look for a way to break out of permanent pennilessness by busting into a life as small-time hoods. Namely, they use Georgia's good looks to lure hapless men into compromising situations, then blackmail money out of them or simply beat them up for their wallets.
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Minute for minute, the three-hour Degree of Guilt is possibly the worst film I've ever seen. It's literally endless, padded mercilessly with innumerable, meaningless subplots, all so we can find out who killed the antagonist -- a murder which doesn't occur until halfway through the movie! (Presumably this was the cliffhanger to get people to watch the second night of this dog.)
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There's already an Oscars buzz surrounding this movie.