Noel Coward and David Lean, 1945
#3 (chronologically) in Mike D'Angelo's list of twelve films
to which he would give a score of 100 out of 100.
A married middle-aged woman meets a married middle-aged man
and they almost have an affair.
...er, almost none. It's a very small movie, derived from a
one-act play, and, y'know, it is what it is. It presents the
situation — settled woman falls in unreasoning love with
a man she's just met, feels that this is both morally wrong
and embarrassingly silly, can't help herself but wishes she
could — and lets you watch her face for 85 minutes. If
this sounds like something you'd like then maybe you'd like
it. Apparently Mike D'Angelo did.
Sadly, what I will probably remember about this movie is that
everyone in it sounds like John Cleese in the dead parrot
sketch. I hadn't realized that that was a real accent.
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