Picks and Pans Review: Wet Gold
When you bring the TV movie down to its lowest common denominator, you're really low, below sea level, which is just where you find Wet Gold, Brooke Shields' first video flick (also starring Burgess Meredith). Princeton sophomore Brooke is still not a great actress, so you know you're in trouble when she tries rescuing the script. The tale, a sodden Treasure of the Sierra Madre about sunken gold, tries to combine the basic elements in any TV movie—sex, violence, greed, terror and suspense—but only succeeds in drowning in silly lines. When Brooke's good-guy boyfriend turns evil with greed, she actually says, "Look what's happening to us!" She simpers, "I don't know who I can trust anymore." That's "whom," Brooke.