The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

(2008)

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The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
(2008)
8.38
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Plot/Story
8.00
Characters
8.00
Acting
10.00
Cinematography
8.00
Production Design
8.00
Soundtrack
8.00
Execution
9.00
Emotional Impact
8.00

Overview: Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher falls in love with Jimmy, the down-and-out son of an alcoholic father and an insane mother who works at a store on her family's plantation.

Director: Jodie Markell

Release Date: 2008-01-01

Genres: Drama Romance





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Full Review Page

The last play written by Tennessee Williams is a story about Fisher Willow (Bryce Dallas Howard) a rich plantation daughter who finished University in Europe and is back in Tennessee to face an angry population after an heinous act committed by her father to save his property. The story centers around Fisher and Jimmy Dobyne (Chris Evans), the grandson of former governor whom she has her eye on and two parties (her debut and a Halloween party) they attend. Compared to today’s standard, nothing happens much in the movie but what happens is breathtaking. Bryce Dallas Howard embodies the character heart and soul, (the best I’ve seen her) as she transports you back in time to 1923. She’s sassy, she’s vulnerable and mesmerizing. Chris Evans compliments her with his strong, convincing portrayal of a poor drunk’s son with character. Even without any lines, his eyes speak volumes. Wonderful supporting cast played by Ellen Burstyn (Addie), Mamie Gummer (Julie) and even Ann-Margaret (Cornelia). This may not appeal to the discerning younger crowd but two minutes into the movie I was pulled in and completely immersed in the magic that Tennessee Williams created with his words and brought to life by the actors. This truly is a wonderful surprise too good to keep a secret. Theatre junkies will eat this up.

By : Cockatoo 34 | Date : 2 months ago


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