4 May 2005 | jotix100
Betty Lou misfires and shoots herself in the foot
A strange film, indeed. It doesn't lack its charms, but the film, as directed by Allan Moyle, goes nowhere because it seems to go in different directions. The film has a few laughs and the best way is to approach it without any preconceptions because it will reward the viewer.
What the director is to be congratulated is because of the good performances from this cast. Penelope Ann Miller, playing the title role is an actress that is not seen often in the movies. She deserves better as she projects a nice sunny quality about everything she does. Alfre Woodard is a gifted performance whose appearances are always welcome.
The curiosity here was Julianne Moore playing Elinor. Ms. Moore is shown at a disadvantage in the movie. Evidently she must have had a cosmetic transformation that worked for her in getting better roles than this silly role she is seen playing here.
Mr. Moyle has a knack for directing. This film has good moments and it's worth a look.