This is my 1,982nd movie review
Thanks to Damien for recommending this film to me!
Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Feb 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A successful architect suffering from a mid-life crisis, moves to a deserted island near Greece in order to find himself and meaning in his life.
My Take on it – I have never been the biggest fan of Shakespeare’s work largely because most of it goes completely over my head.
This is a modern adaptation of one of those plays that I read as a teen and had no clue what was really going on.
This adaptation and the original story rely quite a lot of symbolism and the plot itself feels a bit anemic to me.
The cast is great tho and I liked how it was easy to like all of the characters whether they be a man looking for meaning in his own life, his estranged wife, his lover, his daughter or even the crazy and eccentric servant on this little deserted island. (BTW, Raul Julia was amazing here in that role).
I liked the theme of trying to find meaning in life, but this possibly could have been done a bit better IMHO.
Loved the way they did the curtain call as the credits roll.
Bottom Line – Have never been the biggest fan of Shakespeare plays or most of their adaptations since I can’t say that I always understand them. The plot isn’t too deep and the story relies too much on symbolism as opposed to a normal narrative. Excellent cast who embody some very likeable characters. Julia is the main standout for me. LOved how they did the curtain call at the end. Basically and average film IMHO.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Debut theatrical feature film of actor Sam Robards and actress Molly Ringwald. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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