Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Last night I viewed the film, Venus, starring Peter O'Toole as Maurice Russell, an aging actor living out his last days with his friends, Ian and Donald, played by Leslie Phillips and Richard Griffiths. Into Maurice's life comes a young girl whom he names Venus, after the goddess. While early in the film there were some uproarious moments, overall it was uneven and a bit disappointing. Not disappointing was the acting from O'Toole, Vanessa Redgrave (his wife with whom he no longer lived), Griffiths and Phillips. The screenplay was written by Hanif Kureishi who also wrote My Beautiful Laundrette as well as several novels (see my discussion of The Buddha of Suburbia). O'Toole still has it and I'm looking forward to his next film.

No comments: