A good, not great, Diane Keaton performance is pretty much the only reason to see this clichéd movie-of-the-week and the only reason it gets my rating. She runs the gamut of emotions without turning herself into a clique, even when the material starts to border on the ridiculous. Les marques citées sur cette page sont la propriété de leurs titulaires. And what was the deal with that hideous growth on that poor waitress' chin? I rolled my eyes thinking it was pretentious and then I even started feeling a little nauseous. Lentement, Natalie pénètre dans la vie des compagnons les plus proches de Sara, commence à découvrir des vérités que vous n'avez jamais imaginé. Sara was spending the Summer with old friends of hers at a New England beach house. Such bad acting, such predictable plot, so unbelievably unwatchable that you turn it off in a fuming rage, long before it's over.
And, of course, like most movies and T. None of the characters had a shred of believability and were so incredibly unlikeable. She tries turning this distinctly unlikable woman into a shadow of her own personage lots of kooky outfits , but it doesn't sit well with the viewer since Keaton has always been warmly likable and flexible in a flaky way. Aunt Em appears, and Dorothy tries to tell her that she is trying to get home. We saw a woman in her late 50's in a lead role! She cleans the house, sleeps for two days and then begins to reveal things which were better not to be revealed. Another example would be a scene early on, before her death, when they are sitting outside, talking, drinking and having a good time.
Spotting Vilmos Zsigmond's name as the cinematographer during the opening credits made me feel a little more hopeful. But, this is a major network. Dorothy senses that Miss Gulch will try to do something dreadful, but her aunt and uncle, as well as the farmhands, are too busy with their work to listen. On her way Dorothy befriends a Scarecrow with no brain also played by Ray Bolger , a Tin Man with no heart also played by Jack Haley , and a Cowardly Lion also played by Bert Lahr. Diane Keaton plays Natalie a mother grieving the loss of her daughter Sara. What was the point to that? It looked warm and touching. Chris Pine is also amazing in this movie, he to be seen in the new Star Trek movie.
It was tragically sad but enlightening. After Sara Swerdlow's death in a nightly car accident, her excessively self-righteous mother Natalie shamelessly invites herself to move into her room at the remote summer house where her friends are on holiday as often before. It is at mercy of much higher censorship standards than a theatrically or video released film. Vous ne pouvez pas télécharger ou regarder des films en ligne sur ce site. Before the diary was ever read, I knew it contained the poor dead girl's burdens of feeling like she had to be her mother's universe. Everyone laughs and tells her it was all a bad dream, except Uncle Henry. There was no politics at all in this movie.
Along the way, Dorothy overcomes various obstacles and meets a talking scarecrow played by Ray Bolger , a tin man played by Jack Haley and a cowardly lion played by Bert Lahr , who also are unsatisfied and need to find the Emerald City, of which the Wizard is master, believing that he will give them each what they desire. She asks endless questions about her daughter. For a while, I was hoping the writers were shrewdly implying Natalie was this close-minded Republican, who was, ultimately, teachable. The camera kept going around in circles. This play took me on a ride of emotions - quickly yet fun, and it was an enjoyable escape. A star vehicle produced as a made-for-cable original, Surrender Dorothy is a pleasure for fans of the always interesting Keaton even if its roots as a chick-of-a-certain-age-lit novel sometimes show through.
We saw the young heterosexual couple in bed, as well as them kissing. He tells her that her daughter's dead, and she crashes the car. Along the way the group confronts a forest of angry apple trees and several failed attempts by the witch to stop them, notably the Deadly Poppy Fields which lull Dorothy, Toto and the Lion to sleep. The storm carries the house with Dorothy and Toto to Munchkinland, a magical place far away from anything that Dorothy has ever seen or dreamed of. Description After Sara Swerdlow's death in a nightly car accident, her excessively self-righteous mother Natalie shamelessly invites herself to move into her room at the remote summer house where her friends are on holiday as often before. Their vacation had just started when she dies in a car accident on the way back from getting ice cream. We also know, towards the end of the film that she blamed him from keeping her daughter from moving on with a straight man.
My wife and I decided that the reason we watched the entire film was that it was like a train wreck, and it was almost impossible to turn away. When Dorothy refuses, the witch tries to remove them but is prevented by a shower of sparks. Although the casting for this film was admirable, particularly Dianne Keaton and Tom Everett Scott, the quality of the writing was so poor that it would be impossible for any actor or director to make this film worth watching. But, then, she didn't judge Adam's boyfriend on the merit's of his gay relationship with Adam, especially considering his philandering ways. I give it kudos for the aforementioned risky content it included even if it was necessary just to tell the story. For a while, I was hoping the writers were shrewdly implying Natalie was this close-minded Republican, who was, ultimately, teachable.
Charles McDougall's resume includes directing episodes on 'Sex and the City', 'Desperate Housewives', Queer as Folk', 'Big Love', 'The Office', etc. Why did Dianne Keaton agree to this trash? Dorothy receives protection from the Wicked Witch of the West by Glinda when magically the Ruby Slippers that were worn by the dead Witch of the East are now on the feet of Dorothy; as long as she wears the slippers, says Glinda, Dorothy will be safe. The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Too bad my mother was asleep at that point to enjoy it! But, it could pain any mother in her position, whether pro-Choice or antiabortion, who found that her recently deceased daughter had given up an opportunity to give birth and, therefore, had given up a chance to leave a part of her behind. How one person can be seen as the link to so many people, but sometimes you can be blinded so many things. The friends alternately try to embrace Natalie with sympathy and push her away when her antics are too much, such as the moment when she refuses to let each of them have a small memento of Sara's. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
This movie was a very light hearted movie and the silliness of Diane Keaton was a slap in the face to parents who have buried a child. This is really a story about how suffocating a mother's love can be even with the purest of intentions, especially for an only child. Diane Keaton is at her best in these roles that walk the thread between drama and comedy and her presence holds the story together. Sarahs best Friend and her Hubby. Dorothy naturally wishes to return home. Roger Ebert selected it for his first Overlooked Film Festival in 1999. My wife and I started to watch this movie with anticipation.
Keaton thought she could make a silk purse out of this sow's ear. And how Diane Keaton's character kind of saves the rest of them by just being there. They are outraged at the deception, but the wizard solves their wishes through common sense and a little double talk rather than magic even telling them that they had what they were searching for all along. Alexa Davalos is a fine new talent beautiful too , and Tom Everett Scott does an excellent job with his part as well. Slowly but surely Natalie uncovers secrets about each of them, thriving on talking about Sara as though doing so would bring her to life.