Cyrano de Bergerac
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2009
I thought the play was wonderful. Kline and the rest of the cast were fabulous, I didn't think I would like it, but before I knew it 2 1/2 hours was over. My only complaint is that I found Jennifer Garner sort of obnoxious and overdone or something. I just couldn't see why any man let alone two men would fall so in love with here. But her rendition of Roxanne takes nothing away from the show. Highly recommend.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2010
Although I still favor Jose Ferrer's and Gerald Depardieu's interpretation of Rostand's ill-fated hero, this taped version of the Broadway revival still warrants your attention. Kline's take on Cyrano is a little muted compared to the other two actors but he's still effective and of course witty on occasion. As for Garner whom I think gave an understated performance in "Juno" she seems a bit over the top but she has her moments and is miles ahead of the vapid Mala Powers in the Ferrer film--so she's acceptable but not terrible. As for Sunjata, I was somewhat disappointed in him since I found little in him that would make Roxanne fall for him. But Garner brings enough of the coquettishness that perhaps her broad portrayal can be forgiven and the supporting players particularly Chris Sarandon as the Captain of the guards are fine. But by all means see it for Kline's interpretation.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2009
My husband and I watched Cyrano on the recommendation of our local newspaper's tv critic. It is the best thing I've seen lately. Kevin Kline was fabulous as Cyrano, the rest of the cast does an admirable job as well. My only disappointment is that the show is no longer playing on Broadway; if I had known, I would have gone to see it live. I guess, the DVD will have to do. ;)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2009
I was fortunate enough to see Jose Ferrer recreate his movie Cyrano de Bergerac in the 70's, live in Nyack, NY and spoke to Mr. Ferrer afterwards. Although he was the Sean Connery, in James Bond movies, of Cyranos, I must say that Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner did a wonderful job as well. Their performance was much funnier than the original screen version. Jennifer Garner was alive and vibrant, which was missing from all other renditions.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2009
A phenominal cast. Extremely entertaining. Kevin Kline is superb. Jennifer Garner and Chris Sarandon are great additions to this classic romance. Cyrano is a must have. You'll watch it over and over again and find new nuances everytime. A shining example of what the best of Broadway has to offer. Bravo for Cyrano!Cyrano de Bergerac
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2009
I had the opportunity to see this during its Broadway run. The PBS presentation is a wonderful reminder of my Broadway experience. Kevin Kline is outstanding. I can't wait to own this.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2009
One of the best performances I have ever seen. Wonderful story, but extremely sad at the end. I cannot express how highly I recommend this.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2009
Taped during a performance in a large Bdway theater, with many cameras and American movie/tv stars to lure the public,this French stalwart emerges rather flavorless and indigestible. It was designed, directed, and performed for proscenium viewing, so the up-close cinematic techniques of the dvd work against it and coarsen everything. Kevin Kline has the chops for a good Cyrano but is not permitted to take flight--at least his vocal delivery is polished American, no exaggerated volume required. In his buffoon "Moon" soliloquy he rather imitates Robin Williams. Jennifer Garner is a marionette with the director frantically jerking her strings, and her girlish delivery degrades precious Roxanne--she runs through lines with no finesse. Daniel Sunyata plays the lovelorn verbally challenged airhead Christian, so just be handsome and relieved you are not required to deliver any poetry or wit--this role is pretty much a foil for Cyrano and Roxanne. Most of the dialogue seems rushed like a pie eating contest so neither actor nor listener has a chance to savor it. So this here dvd is educational, but to be moved and thrilled just pick up a copy of the play and read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2009
Kevin Kline gives an excellent performance as Cyrano. The performance, staging, are so good in fact that even the verses seem contemporary. My teen age children enjoyed it, and I bought it because my sixteen year old son saw half of it on vacation and wanted to see the whole thing.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2009
I saw this on Broadway just moments after the stagehands strike ended in December 2007. Kevin Kline takes a very understated approach to Cyrano, a character usually played with bravado and bluster. Such an approach might seem at odds with the character as written, but it really worked for me (it might be that I'm a Kevin Kline fan). His Cyrano was almost embarrassed by his acclaim, as if the people around him had built him up into a legend that he didn't want to be. Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata, unfortunately, are just so-so. Roxane is such a cipher that it's hard to see what about her Cyrano is so attracted to, and without a strong personality in the role, she just kind of disappears.

I'm looking forward to seeing what was captured on video.

Now all they have to do is release "The Seagull" from Shakespeare in the Park 2001: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Natalie Portman, John Goodman, Marcia Gay Harden, Stephen Spinella, Larry Pine, Debra Monk, directed by Mike Nichols. Best thing I've ever seen on a stage.
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