Three sentence movie reviews: The Lion in Winter

I hadn’t watched this movie since high school, and near the end I had the thought, “This is sort of like the play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, but the parents have four children! I didn’t buy the oh-so 1960s reason for Katherine Hepburn’s actions, but I loved watching her and the hunky Peter O’Toole as well as a very young Anthony Hopkins (and also Timothy Dalton!) There’s a scene near the end where a soldier is killed that I would guess is rather what hand-to-hand combat is like: quiet, desperate and takes much longer than one wants it to.

2 thoughts on “Three sentence movie reviews: The Lion in Winter”

  1. Oh how I loved this movie in high school. Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of my favorite historical women and Katharine Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses, so that casting makes me gleeful. I need to re-watch this!

  2. Ha! 15 blog posts read and commented on. Now to get out of my jammies and go in to work for a bit. We went to The Fault in our Stars event last night. It was so great. Can't wait to share notes with you. I was wishing I could text you all through the event. See my facebook staus for a little comment…

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