The Golden Bowl Reviews
On a positive note - the cast is good. I always like to see Nolte in a big part. Thurman holds her own in a movie that I wouldn't have considered her being in. Beckinsale and Northam are both very good as well. You can relate to them every once in a while.
As far as filmmaking, I noticed very little. Other than the intro scene which left me with a since of dread throughout (though the pay off was a bit more reserved than the intro scene).
(2000) The Golden Bowl
From the makers of Ivory and Merchant who were responsible for time period films such as "Howard's End", "Remains of the Day" and "Room Without A View"! This is yet another time period film with the set up, the Uma Thurman character marrying a much older fella so that she can be near a much younger male person (closer to her age) whose commited to be engaged to the daughter of the older fella (Nick Nolte). Long film with a satisfying conclusion! The problem with this film is that with it's running time of more than two hours is too long for some to even care about this love triangle! To generally sum up this film is, mature adults handling mature situations without the need for unnecessary physical violence for it demands a viewer's patience! Good but not great!
2.5 out of 4
Una excelente puesta en escena, al igual que una maravillosa dirección artística y un vestuario impecable ayudan a la recreación del film. James Ivory mantiene un gran ritmo, y consigue que la trama no decaiga en ningún momento, manteniendo continuamente el interés.
Jeremy Northam (excelente actor británico por el que siento debilidad), Nick Nolte, Uma Thurman realizan muy buenas interpretaciones, mientras que Kate Beckinsale está correcta.
Kate Beckinsale is a person who I had no idea what she looked like. I just saw her name in the opening credits of [b]Golden Bowl[/b] and somehow automatically assumed that she's the one in the leading role. So throughout the film i kept thinking: "man, this kate beckinsale, she looks a lot like uma thurman". at one point I remember even speculating how she would've done in kill bill, and came to the conclusion that she didn't have what it took. not enough edge for it, i suppose. she was too cute.
...so naturally i felt like an ass when i saw uma thurman in the end credits.