The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
Reviewed by: Cockatoo 34
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.