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Movie Review: The Eye of the Storm

There’s a taste of King Lear in The Eye of the Storm.

The Eye of the Storm


  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: Fred Schepisi

  • Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, Dustin Clare

  • Rate: *** 1/2




There’s a taste of King Lear in The Eye of the Storm. The similarities in the family dynamic are obvious; terminally ill socialite Elizabeth (Charlotte Rampling), lords over her cash-hungry kids, lecherous stage star Sir Basil (Geoffrey Rush) and down-on-her-luck princess Dorothy (Judy Davis). But beyond that, there is a theatricality to the movie that works well for the material.

Normally I would find the movie’s monologues and posturing distracting, but it is a pleasure to watch Rush, Davis and Rampling clearly relishing the opportunity to immerse themselves in their roles.

 
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