Clue Movie Review
Directed by Stephen Daldry
I went to see this movie because it was nominated for so many Academy Awards.
I wasnít sure what to expect, but I knew that I loved Julianne Moore
and Nicole Kidman so I knew that I would see some good acting.
I did see some good acting, but I donít feel like I enjoyed the movie
that much. It was very depressing
and very much a chick flick. I
canít take away the fact that itís compelling to watch, brilliantly acted
and well directed. Itís probably
the best movie that Iíve seen in a long time that I didnít really like.
First of all, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman donít play off their looks in
this film. In fact, both look
downtrodden and depressed for 99% of the movie.
Moore plays Laura Brown, a housewife in I think the 1950ís, Kidman
plays Virginia Woolf, the writer from the 1920ís, and finally they are joined
by Meryl Streep who plays Clarissa Vaughn, a contemporary woman in the present
or at least the 1990ís in NYC. All
woman appear to be frustrated lesbians looking for love and searching for
meaning in their lives. None of
them seems to like the life they are living much.
They appear to mask it well to people who love them, but they arenít
satisfied with themselves. The cast
is rounded out by some stellar supporting performances.
John C. Reilly plays Laura Brownís
husband. Ed Harris delivers
a haunting performance as Richard, the poet dying of AIDS that is the best
friend of Clarissa. Claire Danes
plays Clarissaís daughter, she is strong and vulnerable at the same time.
The plot of the film is fairly complex. Youíve
got to have your thinking cap on for this one.
It jumps through the three different time periods showing how each
womanís life parallels the other. Finally,
at the end of the film, their lives all converge in an interesting way.
The film features a wonderful score by Phillip Glass. It complements the simple and elegant set design.
Daldry allows the film to flow and concentrate on the lives of the women
in the film. He receives outstanding performances by all the actors in the
I appreciated this film, but didnít like it.
I didnít enjoy it that much, but didnít feel ready to walk out at any
point. It is a well acted, well
executed movie. It just isnít my
taste I guess. The story wasnít
compelling enough to draw me in. I
felt instead like I was watching the movie from the outside. Appreciating all the technical aspects. I canít tell you to run out and see it, but if youíre
looking for some fine performances by some very talented actors then you should
check it out.
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