Titanic
1997
***
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Frances Fisher

The poor little rich girl Rose falls in love with the poor little poor boy Jack as Titanic heads towards the iceberg. James Cameron’s overegged shipwreck epic became the biggest box office hit of all time and it won 11 Academy Awards. The massive budget is all up on the screen in the form of amazing special effects, but the characters are one-dimensional, the dialogue is clunky and the outcome of the drama is a foregone conclusion.