IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK 2 (DVD)
In 1961, an elderly woman is "widowed" when her companion of 50 years dies. In 1972, a feminist co-ed lets her sexual politics take the back seat to a powerful attraction when she finds herself seduced by an outsider. And in 2000, a couple with almost everything that two women can have, want the one thing they can't have - unless something more than fate intervenes.
HBO caused a stir when it aired If These Walls Could Talk, a portrait of three women from three generations (all who occupied the same house at various times) who had unwanted pregnancies. HBO utilizes the same gimmick in the sequel, this time telling the story of women who love women.
The three stories of If These Walls Could Talk 2 are uneven. Far and away the most powerful and moving story is the first, taking place in 1961, starring Vanessa Redgrave as a woman "widowed" when her partner of 50 years suddenly dies. Redgrave is phenomenal, and her piece alone makes this sequel worth watching. The 1972 portion stars Michelle Williams, who finds dealing with the sexual politics of the gay community increasingly more complex when she falls in love with a boyish woman (played by Chloë Sevigny). The most modern piece, taking place in 2000, portrays a contemporary lesbian couple (Sharon Stone and Ellen DeGeneres) determined to have a baby. The light nature of the story detracts from the more serious issues of the earlier segments. Despite the mixed fare, HBO once again proves itself on the cutting edge of moviemaking, with this rather daring film that will both provoke and entertain. --Jenny Brown
Detalles del producto
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Clasificación de MPAA : R (Restricted)
- Dimensiones del producto : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 pulgadas; 3.05 Onzas
- Número de modelo del producto : MFR026359170720#N
- Formato multimedia : Formatos múltiples, Closed-captioned, Color, Pantalla completa, NTSC, Subtitulado
- Tiempo de ejecución : 1 hora y 36 minutos
- Fecha de lanzamiento : Febrero 3, 2004
- Actores : Chloe Sevigny, Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Williams, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Redgrave
- Subtítulos: : Francés, Inglés, Español
- Idioma : Inglés (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Unqualified
- Estudio : HBO Studios
- ASIN : B00004U104
- Número de discos : 1
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº59,709 en Películas y TV (Ver el Top 100 en Películas y TV)
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This movie does not disappoint!
The 3rd segment with Sharon Stone and Ellen Degeneres fell very flat for me. Stone did nice work but the story just didn't work for me. It is possible that following such an amazing act was not fair. I found myself wanting more of the 1972 piece and less of the Stone/Degeneres one.
Redgrave has been properly lauded for the "1960" piece but I think Paul Giamatti gets overlooked too often. He took a thankless role and gave it warmth. I thought it would have been unwatchable without him.
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The second part is best, with Michelle Williams realising that love is more important than labels or the opinions of her hip-but-just-as-prejudiced friends. It is very sexy and believable, and has some pertinent points to make.
The third section is the weakest. About a lesbians couple's attempts to have a baby, its tone is comedic yet serious and falls a bit between the two stools. It's interesting but is about ten minutes too long.
Also great to get to see how times have improved.