Great movie. As good as Will was, that kitchen scene with Aunjanue was exemplary of what separates good from great. She was effortlessly great. I imagine this was much more entertaining than a film on the sisters alone would’ve been. We’ve witnessed their trajectory, so it was fascinating for me to see how it all came together.
6. "He shouldn’t have acted in this movie. " In response to Reply # 0
He looks like he’s dressed for an SNL skit. At some point he has to realize he’s too big of a star and entity to be in these sort of movies. When he has to play a real person his face is hard to get past. But the role and movie had too much potential for his ego to pass up.
19. "Same. I thought he was terrific, actually." In response to Reply # 14
Didn't try too hard to soften Richard's edges, just let his movie star charm shine from under the surface. And the accent bothered me for all of two minutes (probably due to the voiceover narration, which is almost always bad in movies like this). I hope he gets some Oscar love, a nomination anyway.
20. "Ten years ago, this is a hundred million dollar box office smash." In response to Reply # 0
Now it's a streaming service movie, where it can't fully benefit from being such an effective crowd pleaser. Unreal.
Anyway. I usually loathe biopics, and I really enjoyed this. Very smart of them to lean into Richard's complications, to not soften his edges too much. All of the "someday you're going to do (thing we know a Williams Sister did)" stuff was hokey, the least effective part of the movie to me personally, but I realize that just comes with the genre. That said, there are plenty of complications and grace notes that make this feel more real and thus more emotionally engaging than other biopics. And Smith was great-- as was Ellis, whom I'd love to see get some Oscar love.
24. "saw it last night...great movie." In response to Reply # 0
one scene that bugged me out was when he encountered the gang was ready to go put in some work. not gonna spoil if for those who havent seen it yet but man that was wild. loved the capriati and seles references...womens tennis was epic back then