Thursday, September 18, 2008
I'm a big fan of George Cukor's 1930s movie "The Women."
It's based on a play by Claire Booth Luce which was revived on Broadway a few years ago. I saw the star-studded revival which included Jennifer Tilly's famous scene where she stepped out of a bathtub naked proving the carpet didn't match the drapes. (And I was in the mezzanine.)
So I went into Diane English's remake of the movie with great hopes -- which were dashed. How can she take something so witty and zingy and make it so dull and boring?
Even Bette Midler's 5 minute cameo as the Countessa can't save this turkey.