OVERWHELMED by GREAT ACTRESSES, the Vampire gives it his best LEER
March 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
Liz Smith from the Huffington Post had similar reactions to mine (earlier post: “Bel Ami, a World Where Women Don’t Matter”) when she saw the movie, BEL AMI. Thank goodness. I thought it was just I sensing faded vampire in Pattinson’s acting and hero worshipping Uma Thurman’s skill. I feared I was just a dumb movie watcher. But no, the proof’s there on screen. The women overwhelm. And the pity’s that I bet the spin was all about Pattinson in a challenging and career enhancing role. He’s as much clinging to the skirt tails of these women’s acting skills as his character is to the fictional society women he beds in his climb to the top.
Smith posted in 2012, just before the movie came out: “SPEAKING OF interesting messes of movies… “Bel Ami” starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas…. The women make this movie. In fact, they make the movie well worth seeing!”
So, hooray to Uma, Christina and Kristin! Definitely women worth watching. Even if their roles require them to be duped and screwed and then tossed aside by lesser actors and men.
Here’s the Huffington Post link: