Jones and Streep keep the therapy scenes lively, despite Frankel’s stolid direction, as he cuts between Dr. Feld, murmuring thoughtful, Oprah-eseque banalities from his chair, and Kay and Arnold, plopped side by side and sometimes squirming and mugging on the couch. Frankel has a tougher time once Kay and Arnold, who travel to Maine to work with Dr. Feld, retreat into their separate corners. Frankel can keep a scene alive when the performers are chattering or on the move, but once silence descends, he seems at a loss. There’s something about the quiet that sends him into a panic, and as he cranks up the tunes and throws in some Maine color, it’s almost as if he realized that his packaged uplift was a bad fit for that elusive American movie screen subject: an honest marriage.
Sun, Jan 06, 2013 - Page 12 News List
This story has been viewed 1517 times.
Listing from 2014-10-16 to 2014-10-23
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1Tourists allow boy to urinate in busy eatery
2BlackBerry CEO: Passport demand exceeding forecast
3Boycott represents Ma’s failings
4FOOD SCANDAL: Ma’s office slams report claims
5DPP criticizes ministry over missing aid payment