Amazingly, it appears Madonna's debut as a film director and co-screenwriter, Filth and Wisdom, is not going to be embarrassingly bad. Given an exclusive early review, the Times of London declares the movie, which follows a diverse set of characters who share a house, a "frothy, life-affirming comedy" thanks to "sheer exuberance... celebrating London's ethnic stew." Also, the music rocks. There is "some clunkingly awful acting" and "stagey" scenes, blamed on Madonna's poor writing, but of course the terrible stuff was expected by film buffs and everyone else in the world. The Times is likely pulling some punches for its exclusive, the question is how many. This strip club scene from the film isn't genius, but it does hold out hope the movie might at least be smart:

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