Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a ... See full summary »
Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »
Alexandra Bergson (Jessica Lange) inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie. Along the way, she forfeits her one chance for love, but ... See full summary »
Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her ... See full summary »
A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all ... See full summary »
Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »
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The original play "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams opened at the Morosco Theater in New York on March 24, 1955, ran for 694 performances and was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. The play also won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1955. See more »
In a patriarchal house, Big Daddy (Rip Torn) is not aware he has a terminal cancer. His lawyer son Gooper (David Dukes) and his daughters-in-law Mae (Penny Fuller) e Meggy (Jessica Lange) are disputing who will administrate his lands after his closer death. His favorite and alcoholic son Brick (Tommy Lee Jones) has no other interest in life but get drunk and switch-off the world. This theatrical and talky story passes in one unique ambient and is based in dialogs. The family is a nest of snakes, with lies, greed and total lack of respect for each other. The running time is 140 min. and bores the viewer, specially because of the fake accent of the cast. I am Brazilian, and for me, this forced Mississipi accent (specially the melodramatic one of Jessica Lange) is ridiculous and tedious, but I do not know the effect in those who are native in English. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): 'Gata em Teto de Zinco Quente' ('Cat on a Hot Zinc Roof')
Obs: I have just received the following feedback from an IMDb User, regarding the accent of the cast: "I am a Mississippi native and can assure you that you are totally incorrect in this assertion. The performers are right on."
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