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The Quality of Mercy (2002)

Short about an actress who clashes with a critic.

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Sarah Richardson: You are going to die an unbelievably excruciating death.
John Grant: But at least I'll have the good taste not to do it on stage.
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Sarah with an H
5 October 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Director Stephen Marro's delightful short take about an actress' revenge, was shown recently on cable. This piece, which in our opinion could have been based on former New York magazine critic John Simon, who was notorious for his scathing reviews. The issue Mr. Marro is trying to make is how those vitriolic comments can affect the people that receive them.

Sarah Richardson wants to reason with John Grant, a critic that has given her a bad review in a recent stage production. They meet, talk and he maintains his view about how mediocre she was in the play, but there is a surprise Mr. Grant didn't count on. Never underestimate a disgruntled actress who feels she is right! The cast is excellent, Mary Louise Parker and Jon Avner are amazing under Mr. Marro's direction.


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