The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Reviews

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January 8, 2010
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
January 8, 2010
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.
January 7, 2010
Even though Howard never quite gets it, never quite releases into the role and never quite convinces, she never makes a mistake, either.
January 7, 2010
It's minor Williams turned minor cinema, but there are nonetheless moments that resonate.
January 7, 2010
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.
January 7, 2010
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.
September 11, 2010
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.
August 13, 2010
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.
August 11, 2010
Beautifully photographed...Sadly, though, there isn't much else to recommend it.
March 25, 2010
A deservedly overlooked Tennessee Williams script set in the 1920s South, its plot makes little sense for contemporary audiences.
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