A loving family's world is shattered by an old friend's arrival, carrying a dark secret.

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A loving family's world is shattered by an old friend's arrival, carrying a dark secret.

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The Wild Duck? sheesh, give me some of that "Famous Grouse!"
12 November 2001 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

THE benchmark in boring movies. Not the 'worst movie' ever made, simply the slowest!

Ultimately lethargic and snooze-inducing rendition of the famed Henry Ibsen play. Basically two days in the life of the Ackland family around the turn of the century. Humorless Harold Ackland (Irons) can barely countenance his blind and illegitimate daughter, who totally starved of love and affection, bestows all her feelings on a pet wild duck. This is hardly the basis for a life-affirming and uplifting drama to begin with.

Now, IF one is truly dedicated to producing an ultimately depressing and charismaticless flick, Jeremy Irons and Liv Ullman would be the first two on your casting list. Henri Safran obviously thought so too. The actors, most of them in fact, are just on auto-pilot and about the only likely beneficiaries of this screen disaster would be students of the work of Henry Ibsen.


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