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Dorothy Parker: read her, don’t watch her
I am a fan of many of the writers who flit in and out of this movie, but I confess I don’t know much about their personal lives and habits (except perhaps for Benchley, and Thurber who is only barely mentioned in this film). This film gives the viewer a good sense of what it must have been like to be part of the wildly creative crew that surrounded the legendary Algonquin Round Table, but a very confused picture of Dorothy Parker’s life. Only someone who already knows her story, and can keep her various husbands and lovers in order, can piece this mish-mash together. And none of the performers are strong enough to seem like anything more than walk-ons dressed as famous people. (The “gang” scenes work because of the fast pacing; the movie drags when we spend time with the individuals.) According to comments recorded here, Miss Leigh is doing a good vocal impression of Dorothy Parker. Maybe so (I’ve never heard Parker), but Leigh’s delivery is so totally annoying that it’s enough to drive the AUDIENCE to suicide. Is she trying to do Hepburn on downers? Sometimes her mannered accent veers toward Transylvanian.
Throughout the movie, Parker herself denigrates her little “doodad” poems, but that’s all the film offers us of her creative output. We never really find out about the contents of her books and plays, and how she ended up in Hollywood (and what she wrote there). After a few of her doggerel verses, they become trite. I began to wonder if people think these poems are funny because they know they’re SUPPOSED to be funny.
I’m sure there’s probably a good movie in Mrs. Parker’s life, but I don’t think this is it.
Actors running around playing dress up does not a movie make.
This attempt recalls the old Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney films, where
they all decided to “put on a show!!” and wore their parents clothes and
their mom did the make up and it was a big hit! I kid, but just barely.
An interesting failure, rent this to see lots of 80’s actors playing
dress up and saying witty bon-mots as though they understood them.
Jennifer Jason Leigh, normally a fine actress, puts on an accent that
just about brings down the film. I’ve heard tapes of Dorothy Parker, and
she sounds nothing like this. Campbell Scott is fine, as always, as are
a few of the smaller roles, but overall this is an awkward attempt at
playing grown up. Read Mrs. Parkers books, save yourself a bad
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Alan Rudolph
Writer Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn
Actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick
Country United States, Canada
Awards 2 wins & 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Film House Ltd., USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm