The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Reviews

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.
January 6, 2010
Though it's dated, the larger issue has to do with those timeless problems of plot and character.
January 4, 2010
Like Fisher, the film is lovely, if flawed.
December 31, 2009
Perhaps playwright Tennessee Williams' unproduced 1980 screenplay was unproduced -- until now -- for a reason.
December 30, 2009
If Tennessee Williams's script for Joseph Losey's 1968 turkey Boom! saw the light of day, just how bad must a Williams screenplay unproduced for decades be?