October 31, 2002

IRIS review

Iris was last night's Netflix viewing for me - I queued that up because I'm a big fan of Kate Winslet, and I hadn't a chance to see it in theaters. Imagine my surprise when the best part of the film wasn't Kate, but the performances by the great Dame Judi Densch and the fabulous Jim Broadbent. What fantastically-heartbreaking performances they gave in this wrenching telling of the loss of cognizance of esteemed writer Iris Murdoch! (Did I use enough adjectives in that last sentence?) Everytime director Richard Eyre closely-framed the eyes on one of those two, my own welled up with tears - it was almost too much. Very sad... and still I highly recommend it.


posted by julie at October 31, 2002 10:00 AM


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