it was very touching and well put when the aids guy talks about how he wanted to write about it all everything etc etc. that was very "real"(as far as seeing that people do die while still trying to figure their: it, out).The movie as a whole left me insanely sad but the good sad (FeverDreamOfEmotionsType thing),think i cried..P.glass's sound lends itself so well to: humans all dealing with the same sh*t, type movies
The soundtrack is really something. The acting is really something. Too bad the source text (by Michael Cunningham) is kind of contrived and shitty in my opinion. The transtemporality of the piece is its greatest strength, but the convolutions of the source text do affect the screenplay.
the script, as in the book (which I read in like 8th grade bc ???), gets irritating and facile at times especially in the Woolf sections, it mischaracterize her completely (not even getting into how they've portrayed Vanessa Bell)- all the acting is great, there were moments I couldn't see Nicole Kidman at all while looking right at her...strangely anti-people w/ (mental/+) illnesses, if that's not too ungenerous...
This was a fine film. Virginia Woolf is too often treated as a caricature of aristocratic self obsession. However the insight into the balancing act of a mind on the edge interacting with 'life' is clear and compassionate. The 3 Mrs. Dalloway threads of story end up being illuminating rather than confusing and I appreciated that. Casting and acting is superb. The casting and acting both superb.
Wonderfully executed film which expertly choreographes the intertwining narratives. It was made at a time when ensemble dramas were fashionable, but pulls everything together in a far better way then many films at the time. Emotional performances about eternally misunderstood and depressed characters.
Other than some rather melodramatic music at times which can get rather jarring, I really liked this. Not sure why I had not seen this before. Cleverly weaved across three time periods, with issues surrounding LGBT and mental illness. Sad, but sadness not without value.