Achingly bad but immensely watchable with Taylor shreiking her memoirs and Burton looking very sleepy indeed. It is great to see such a bizarro cast: Joanna Shimkus, Michael Dunn (and his very unpleasant dogs), Noel Coward (reptilian as the witch of Capri), and the great Romolo Valli as Taylor's befuddled doctor.
Here are a few reasons to see BOOM! : The production design worthy to appear in an Art Deco museum, Taylor performing Kabuki ( I urge you to look at Elizabeth's head), Elizabeth Taylor filmed against the light in her bedroom and, finally, Elizabeth Taylor. The rest can be forgotten. Recommended.
What a weird movie. Huge budget, really talented actors, but where does it go and why? All these things make it interesting. I saw it because of the book: The best movie you've never seen. I thought I'd laugh more, but maybe it caught me of guard.
A triumph of visual (and aural (Barry's score is a delight)) detail, cannot atone for this messy curate's egg. It's all very overheated in the sun, not to mention a double onslaught of histrionics from Williams and Taylor. The rhetoric gets lost when yelled to the rear stalls.