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Friday, April 10, 2015

Woman in Gold #MFRWorg #RLFblog #art #Klimitpainting

Movie Mom

The paper gave Woman in Gold an average review. However, my newspaper reviewers can be a little harsh. They said it was like a made-for-TV movie, that Ryan Reynolds wasn't that good. 

Yeah, Handsome and I blew them off.

Blurb: Woman in Gold is a  drama, starring  Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, and Daniel Brühl.

The film is based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish woman who fled Nazi Austria with her husband and relocated to Los Angeles. Upon her sister's death, she began wondering about her Austrian life and the painting of her aunt by Gustav Klimt which had been confiscated. With her lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, they took on the Austrian government all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court for the painting's return.  

My thoughts: I thought the Woman in Gold was more of a B rating. Helen Mirren is always superb. Ryan Reynold's character seemed stiff and out of sorts; yet he should have been for a young lawyer who struggled in an area of law without having expertise. We see their ups and downs, their joys and victories. And the painting? Gorgeous. 

FMI: Wikipedia


Angela Adams said...

I've been seeing lots of ads for this movie. Thanks for the post.

Veronica Scott said...

I saw the movie this week and enjoyed it very much, maybe a B+. I thought Ryan Reynolds seemed like he was still playing the character from "The Proposal", you know? Nothing new...but easy to watch :-)

Midnyte Reader said...

I really enjoyed the movie. Much more than I thought I would.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Midnyte Reader! I enjoyed it too. There was a great story there and with each big turn, I wondered if the woman would be alive to see it through.

Hi, Veronica! I thought a good B+ too. I didn't see The Proposal so I can't speak to his performance. I thought he was cold because he didn't know real feelings until he encountered the memorial.

Thanks, ladies, for posting!

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