Having seen the play, I knew what I was in for, and I had already experienced the claustrophobia that comes from being trapped in a small theater with George and Martha. This, the film felt roomy and expansive in places, and lost some of its urgency. That said, it’s still quite a good movie and while all actors are great, Sandy Dennis particularly delights as Honey, the young wife of a Biology Professor new to campus.
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home
(Part of The Next Picture Show’s pairing: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and 45 Years)
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/1966/whos_afraid_of_virginia_woolf.html
3 thoughts on “Three sentence movie reviews: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”
I saw this production when I was ushering in DC. It was emotionally draining. Not sure if I would want to see it again in film version.
Weren’t they a couple in real life? I’m wondering if that chemistry showed through on the screen. Often I find that real-life couples don’t have much chemistry on-screen. I wonder why that is.
They were a couple in real life and had a very acrimonious relationship. They were actually married twice.
They had a ton of chemistry on screen! I could see getting drunk with them and easily getting pulled into a threesome. It would have terrible fallout afterward, but would be irresistible during.