Mrs. Dalloway (1998)
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Average Rating: 7.7/10
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Director Marleen Gorris and screenwriter Eileen Atkins have done a remarkable job of suggesting the inner mental jumble Woolf strove to convey and constructing an exterior narrative of luminous beauty.
A highly romantic, deeply melancholy drama, the film offers psychological and existential insights about the inevitable effects - and price - of life choices.
The first act will be perplexing for those unfamiliar with the novel, but Redgrave's performance steers us through, and by the end we understand with complete, final clarity what the story was about.
Vanessa Redgrave is such a majestic screen presence -- so luminous and wise -- that even the stilted "Mrs. Dalloway" is hard-pressed to dim her radiance.
he film adaptation of ''Mrs. Dalloway'' is as elegantly wrought and reflective as the material allows (which is to say that in this case, a trip to the library makes for an invaluable part of the experience).
The movie doesn't offer hash; it is well ordered, beautiful, and clear. But it does what movies do, not what Virginia Woolf does.
Great story but stilted film.
Effective version of the book. Good double feature with The Hours.
Vividly conveys the message of Woolf's novel- despite social and psychological differences, we are all connected.
So caught up in being reserved and proper that [it] fails to show us any emotion at all.
The film never rises above the dull, comforting worthiness of a 'Masterpiece Theatre' production
[The] complex story structure is virtually impossible to reproduce on the screen. But thanks to Redgrave's dazzling turn and some other fine performances, Gorris and screenwriter Eileen Atkins come reasonably close.
A film that is as dull as dishwater even if most of the cast is quite talented.
Cinematic soporific for the cynically reclined. Unalliteratively, it's a snooze.
There's probably a point to be made, but the film lacks the confidence to make it.
The entire ensemble, but especially Ms. Redgrave, convey the flights of feeling that entangle their lives, the sudden changes of fervor that make life both exciting and anxiety-ridden.
Audience Reviews for Mrs. Dalloway
- Sally Seton: I've come to believe the only thing worth saying is what you really feel.
- Clarissa Dalloway: You want to say to each moment, "Stay! Stay! Stay!"
- Clarissa Dalloway: Why do I do these things? Why seek pinnacles and stand drenched in fire? I feel burned to a cinder.
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