Dir: Richard Eyre (Iris, Stage Beauty)
Cast: Dame Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Andrew Simpson, Bill Nighy,
Seen: Jan 26, 2007 at the Varsity with Jamie
Reason to see: 4 Oscar nominations, as well as I am on my third attempt of #7 on my 101 list: See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year. This was my third film from week 5/52.
Deliciously scandalous. Best drama I've seen in quite a while. It plays out like a freaking Shakespearean tragedy. It's a great story and with such excellent actors like Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett it is no surprize that they pull you right in. It also touches on some topics that seem to really crop up in the current pulse out there such as the driving need for attention and loneliness.
As it's a highly plot based film I'm going to resist saying too much other than: see it!
Shannon's Overall View:
I loved it
I'd buy it
I highly and widely recommend it
10 min of preshow including 2 commercials and 3 previews (The Kingdom, Reign Over Me and The Namesake)
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© Shannon Ridler, 2007