Jennifer Ehle in particular seems dismayingly subdued as the posh, rich heroine about to embark on second marriage to a self-righteous bore, entirely missing Hepburn's fizzy high spirits and bone-dry wit.
In his [Spacey's] presence, Ehle's performance blossoms too, and though she still short-changes the audience when it comes to wit, she displays a heart-catching vulnerability in the great central act when first Dexter, and then her father, upbraid this cold queen of high society for her intolerance of human frailty.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Telegraph: "Spacey rides to the rescue at last"
A rather unfavourable (to Ms Ehle) review of The Philadelphia Story in the Telegraph: