Friday, July 24, 2009
Occasionally I like the film adaptations of books better than I liked the source material. This is one of those times.
Meryl Streep could have made one film and been remembered for this one performance-it's a great one. Who was her dialogue coach? And Kevin Kline? What a great turn as brilliant nut-case Nathan. An actor of great physicality and charm and wit, whose career alas never matched the early promise here (loved him in A Fish Called Wanda). Of course Sophie had to make more than one choice, and all of them perturb.