The Lion in Winter
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In this movie you have all of the themes of familial dysfunction: the vitriol and wistfulness of an estranged couple, the frustrations of the "model" eldest child, the resentment of the neglected middle child, the eccentricities of the overindulged youngest child, a May-December affair triggered by a mid-life crisis, holiday depression, and it goes on and on. This movie is so adept at exploring these topics that it makes "American Beauty" (a good film in its own right) seem almost sophomoric.
What makes this movie stand out is the writing. There is no other movie this side of "The Godfather" that has contained such enjoyable dialogue and character development.Read more ›
Seriously, "The Lion in Winter" is my favorite movie of all time. This is a brilliant film adaptation of a brilliant play, and I cherish it as perhaps the most literate film ever made! The screenplay won a well deserved Oscar, for this movie soars on its dialogue. It is merciless, gut-wrenching, hysterical, powerful and wickedly intelligent entertainment. The verbal bloodbaths, the vicious head games, the intentional cruelty--never has a Christmas been so entertaining. Don't be put off by the pedigree of talent involved with this film. It is not a staid, dignified chamber piece, NO! It is all out family warfare. It is also bitterly funny and uncompromising to the end.
Katherine Hepburn gives her finest performance in an Oscar winning role, and not to overstate it--but I think its one of the greatest film performances ever. Really. Peter O'Toole is dynamic and engaging, and every member of the cast is in fine form.Read more ›
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This item was here very fast. It looks and plays just as described. This transaction went thru without any problems. I am very pleased!! Read morePublished 9 days ago by Shelly Besherse
What artful writing, love Hepburn and O'Toole. Not much acting like theirs anymore.Published 14 days ago by Rosa Maria Cortez
And Sir Anthony Hopkins! - And Timothy Dalton! - That cast and a breathtakingly incredible script - Movies don't get any better than this!! - CPublished 23 days ago by C. M. Morgano
What great acting is all about. Wonderful costumes, and scenes. A good, all-round interesting history movie.Published 2 months ago by localworldtraveler