The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)

TV Movie   |  R   |    |  Drama, Romance

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A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by ... See full summary »

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23 January 2006 | haridam0
Solid Cast in Williams Drama
Considering this was a made for TV, it does a respectable job of making itself comparable to the Louis De Rochemont-Jose Quintero production of 1961.

Tennessee Williams' smarmy tale of the widow and the gigolo is enhanced by a fine cast. Helen Mirren's Karen is less physically attractive than Viven Leigh's, yet she's a strong actress and projects genuine pathos as the pathetic heroine.

Olivier Martinez' Paolo is more personable and less edgy than Warren Beatty's, and has a more convincing accent. Anne Bancroft brings her own, distinctive interpretation of the Contessa, comparable to Lotte Lenya's.

John Altman's score is serviceable (whereas Richard Addinsell's was hauntingly thematic). More standard is Robert Allan Ackerman's direction, compared to the distinctiveness of Quintero.

Being a smaller screen work with a lower budget, this version of "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" adds yet another offering of a basically unpleasant subject. Williams really seemed to like spinning these tales of once-beautiful, aging women, desperate for love and addictively pursuing affection, literally at any cost.

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