Greetings one and all. The next review is dedicated to a wonderful actress, who is now, no longer with us. I was sad to hear the news of the passing of NATASHA RICHARDSON. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. We, as movie goers will miss her. She was a very talented and beautiful actress. This was the last movie I saw her in:
GLENN CLOSE, TONI COLLETTE, VANESSA REDGRAVE, NATASHA RICHARDSON, MERYL STREEP, PATRICK WILSON, EILEEN ATKINS, HUGH DANCY, CHRIS STACK, CLAIRE DANES
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; featurettes
Widescreen Anamorphic 2:35:1
English, French, Spanish
Original Release Date:
This film was based on the best-selling book by SUSAN MINOT. I did not read the book. NATASHA RICHARDSON and TONI COLLETTE play the daughters of VANESSA REDGRAVE's character, who is in bed and very ill. The film flashes back and forth between the past and the present. Besides, these three amazing actresses, you have MERYL STREEP, GLENN CLOSE, CLARE DANES and PATRICK WILSON. So, basically choc' full o' great actors. I thought the story was interesting, and I really thought the costumes and the set design were rather nice. They complemented the story. It definitely, had a breezy, New England-y feel to it. There were some really wonderful acting moments. Really, I shouldn't have to talk 'bout that, just look who is in this movie, duh? Now, like I said before, I have not read the book, so I can't compare them. However, the film did not make me wish I had read the book. So, not sure what that means. Perhaps, it was a bit top-heavy with talent, or maybe the script was a bit too lyrical, or maybe the camera work was a bit too lyrical, who knows? It was like reading a beautiful poem. I think the best thing was that the film had so many roles for women. So, I hope that continues. The other cool thing is that you have two mother-daughter acting teams. VANESSA REDGRAVE and NATASHA RICHARDSON and MERYL STREEP and her daughter, whose name escapes me. While watching the film, I keep thinking, hmmm, she looks familiar, but I just can't place her. It wasn't until I watched the after- the-film featurettes I found out she was fab Meryl's offspring.