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John Malkovich is of course an indispensable asset to any film of this calibre.
this is a finely crafted period piece endowed with unassailable integrity and finesse.
The chemistry between the characters creates a potion that evokes a spectrum of human emotion that is both refined and visceral at the same time. The interaction and dialogue are powerful and subtle, at times unnerving with a restraint that threatens to unravel and unleash the ugliness of unbridled emotion.
Martin Donovan and Barbara Hershey deserve extra accolades for the believability they lent to their characterizations of Ralph Touchett and Serena Merle. Ralph is the unacknowledged heart of the story until his sad demise and Isabel's realization of his unintended contribution to her now sad life. Merle, the consummate American sophisticate and expatriate, is peeled apart layer by layer on screen. She manages expertly to be a mosaic of a person - a different character with every person she encounters - but she is ultimately trapped by the choices she has made. In some ways, she is more tragic than Isabel and in other ways, she is more devious than Gilbert. The hardest roles to fill onscreen are those of the selfless (Ralph) and the complex (Merle). Martin and Barbara were perfectly cast.
The direction by Jane Campion was a bit frazzled as she inserted certain dream sequences which I found unnecessary and bizarre.Read more ›
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I don't know how to review this film because I was not able to see the entire movie. The beginning to my point of exit the first night of watching was wonderful. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bronte
It was a good movie. The only problem I had with it is it's a little too long and somewhat boring.Published 5 months ago by C.hristine O'Rourke
I was disappointed it was pan-and-scan and not wide screen. This is a good movie otherwise.Published 5 months ago by Mary Beth Kreiner
Amazon's current description of this movie doesn't have anything at all to do with the actual movie. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Geri
What's the best word I can use to describe this movie, BORING. I love period movies and that's why I watched this but it was boring, the plot was weak and the acting subpar. Read morePublished 5 months ago by DukeDiesel