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:
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.

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