The Dresser (1983)

PG   |    |  Drama

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An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.

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  • Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay in The Dresser (1983)
  • Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay in The Dresser (1983)
  • Tom Courtenay in The Dresser (1983)
  • Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay in The Dresser (1983)
  • Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay in The Dresser (1983)
  • Albert Finney in The Dresser (1983)

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9 September 2003 | miran_kor
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A fantastic cinema experience. I really enjoyed seeing this truly magnificent film in the theater when it came out. There is nothing to add, except that is a terrible shame that sir Albert Finney still isn't accepted by the AMPAS (American Academy). After roles in such films as Tom Jones, Murder on the Orient Express, Under the Volcano (to name only few - for these he was nominated for the Oscar), The Dresser is arguably his highlight, yet...

I know, Oscars are just a popularity contest, but if Americans like British actors and actresses ("and the Oscar goes to" Jeremy Irons, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Glenda Jackson etc. - and they all deserved the award!), why they always left Sir Finney with empty hands?

On the other hand, they gave it to John Wayne and Marisa Tomei (in My Cousin Vinny). I don't know, should I laugh or cry?

If you have seen the two leads in The Dresser you won't forget what is the art of acting. Watch this film and enjoy! I recommend it to everyone who loves art.

I give 9/10 for this excellent film (1 point missing for non-cinematic material, after all it is "just" a filmed stage play).

Note: My rating criteria is much stricter than the one on IMDb (10 only for the Cinematic masterpiece that should/could last forever).

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