Movies Like The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

Opening

63% The Maze Runner Sep 19
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
43% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

70% The Equalizer Sep 26
71% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
84% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

100% The Good Wife: Season 6
58% Madam Secretary: Season 1
—— Miss Marple: Season 6

New Episodes Tonight

—— American Dad!: Season 11
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
90% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

The words drip with affectation (as do the actors) and Jodie Mankell's direction is dipped in southern gothic honey and glazed over with period sprinkles.

Full Review Source: Seanax.com

September 11, 2010
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com

Not even a super-powered Shop-Vac could clean this screenplay of its cobwebs. It's is dated and further flawed by plain old poor filmmaking.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 13, 2010
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

A deservedly overlooked Tennessee Williams script set in the 1920s South, its plot makes little sense for contemporary audiences.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

March 25, 2010
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

This is not the galvanizing, deep fried melodrama of Tennessee Williams at his height but rather, the low fat version.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

February 8, 2010
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

As beautifully played by Howard, Fisher Willow appropriately resembles a china doll, with a pale face highlighted by bright red lips -- she is hard yet fragile, projecting something of an artificial quality that hides her pain.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 15, 2010
Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

Markell has valiantly created a mild bit of Williams ephemera that could have been more than a curiosity piece with a more dynamic actress at its center.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

January 14, 2010
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

While it captures the Southern Gothic atmosphere, it's sketchy and studied, best geared to Tennessee Williams aficionados.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 6/10

January 10, 2010
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever

A clearly inferior piece of writing that doesn't have the emotional resonance of even previously acknowledged mediocre works by Williams.

Full Review Source: Movie Retriever

January 8, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The characters and themes are redolent of earlier and better Williams works, and the story unexpectedly putters out at the end-but seeing it now, you can't help but treasure the simple, lyrical dialogue and sure-handed narrative thrust

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 8, 2010
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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If you are not already familiar with Williams's best plays and film adaptations, this musty magnolia of a movie won't encourage you to seek them out.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C+

January 8, 2010
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

a terrible and terribly dated work that will strike Williams scholars as the cinematic equivalent of a bottle cap and everyone else as arguably the worst version of one of his works to ever hit the big screen and bear in mind, I have seen "Boom."

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

January 8, 2010
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online

It's unfortunate that an entire generation who've never seen a Williams play or film will think that this current work represents the artist. Now that this screenplay has been 'found' ... can we lose it again?

Full Review Source: Indie Movies Online | Original Score: 3/10

January 8, 2010
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

Most effective as a reminder that Williams' works emerged from a certain time and place, and to approach them from another is fraught with peril.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C-

January 8, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Even though Howard never quite gets it, never quite releases into the role and never quite convinces, she never makes a mistake, either.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 7, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's minor Williams turned minor cinema, but there are nonetheless moments that resonate.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 7, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The script is half-a-fortune at best, and visually the picture is staid. But you stick with it, because it's Williams and because certainly no one since Williams has written this sort of embroidered dialogue.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 7, 2010
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

A rambling, zombified pass at Williams-certified melodrama, the film is an absolute chore to finish, even while boasting a few fine performances and the luscious humidity of 1920's southern comfort.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: D+

January 7, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It has been filmed in a respectful manner that evokes a touring production of an only moderately successful Broadway play. Understand that, accept it, and the film has its rewards and one performance of great passion.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 7, 2010
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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Though it's dated, the larger issue has to do with those timeless problems of plot and character.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

January 6, 2010
Armond White
New York Press

Director Jodie Markell's fidelity to Williams simply isn't enough to make his tropes sing.

Full Review Source: New York Press

January 6, 2010
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