Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
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a slow, boring travesty...it could have been great, instead it's just another mediocre pastel-colored melodrama. i fell asleep before it ended...it's so incredibly hollow compared to the play. even sweet bird of youth is a better williams adaptation than this
Very good Tennesse Williams adaptation that can't be compared with the failed 'Sweet Bird of Youth' shot 4 years later by the same director. Madeleine Sherwood plays a nightmarish sister-in-law. Highly recommended.
I know the screenplay was butchered and Tennessee Williams hated this version of Cat on a Hot Tin roof, but my unfamiliarity with it and Elizabeth Taylor oozing hotness got me over that really quick. The acting was great and the unfairly handsome Paul Newman and the magnificently cantankerous Burl Ives just made it out of the shadow of Taylor's figure. They don't make them like her anymore. RIP Liz...
Adaptação claramente censurada da peça de T. Williams: o guião simplifica e tergiversa, omitindo as sugestões freudianas e homoeróticas do texto original, infantilizando muitos dos diálogos. Apesar disso, as interpretações são brilhantes e o filme trouxe luz a crises profundas da sociedade norte-americana até então geralmente encobertas no cinema "comercial".
3.5? I really want to love this movie, but the censorship enacted under the Hays Code and the quashing of Williams' critique of homophobia and misogyny renders the dynamics of the film bewildering. However, the actors' performances are strong and don't betray the same censorships as the screenplay. Something of the play's intent remains intact through them.