By pcr on Tet 30, 2004
This weekend's cinematic outing was "Being Julia," a pretty period piece about London theater in the 1930s based on a novella of W. Somerset Maugham. I love Annette Benning and Jeremy Irons. I also liked the background music and since they often go to nightclubs we get Cole Porter tunes sung live. The costumes and scenery are fantastic. However, several elements of the story strained credulity and ultimately made the movie less than satisfying. The final scene of Julia's revenge is quite good but the movie dragged in the middle.