Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood Reviews
As much as I hate to say it (with a cast like this) this one's not really about the acting...It's more about the writing of Dylan Thomas and the quirky beauty of the Welsh seaside, brought to life here with his words and some wonderful imagery.
Not suitable for everyone's tastes I'll admit, but if you enjoy clever writing (and can understand sometimes thick Welsh accents) you are in for a treat.
The movie lacks a clear narrative focus and is kind of a mess. It's too many characters in it to make sense and it's main focus is on everyday life in a Welsh village. There is no character depth and a lot of sequences doesn't make sense. I found it too ordinary and even boring to watch! :(
My version comes with a 60-minute documentary about Dylan that would have been worth the cost of the dvd even without the movie.
The only positive aspects of this film that I can see are the location work, which when shot in a Welsh fishing village can hardly fail to impress, Burton's narration and the original text itself. Almost everything else is either superfluous, too literal or downright wrong. This adaptation adds nothing to Thomas' work, and only serves to show how great the original recording was.