Sunday, May 15, 2005 Philadelphia Story review

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news (or rather, reviews) yet again.

The Philadelphia Story is very much an ensemble piece and unfortunately Jennifer Ehle founders as ice maiden socialite Tracy Lords. Affecting a spooky impersonation of Laura Linney (who was reportedly one of the first choices for the role), she gamely struggles with a rasping American accent that leaves little room for comic timing or heartfelt emotion.

Oh please, someone send in a gushing fan review with lots of exclamation marks!!!! Just for variety.

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