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Three contemplative monologues about killing: 1, A dying woman waits for the pills that will end her life; 2, A farmer tries to find a way to escape his domineering mother; 3, An assassin awaits in a public toilet for his next target.
what happens when you put excellent actors together
now if you know anything about Molina, then you know he has a terrific acting range. if you don't know his work then i won't waste my time listing it--just do a search.
dawn French has an excellent comedic resume--in Brit comedy.
the point being--when you put a dramatic actor of such acclaimed status as Molina with a comedic pro in the likes of French, then you most probably have a recipe for disaster. but not this time.
Molina proves that not only does he have technique, but also timing. and this is proved by his impeccable comedic timing--the toughest of all to master.
and in being so proficient, and so lauded, he pulls French into a lofty zone i doubt any have seen her achieve before.
this is a mature comedy, and i hate to say it but, if you don't get it--then you are probably too young. it's the opposite of "if it's too loud, then you are too old." these two are able to manage long takes with seemingly little effort.
this quality is what the BBC is famed for. and though often tried, is seldom achieved. and i know what pulled Molina from the big screen into a risky, short term BBC project: and that was the writing. it is supremely subtle comedy.
these two have pulled each other into comic reality. and when it comes to couples--there is nothing funnier than everyday truth. and this team proves it. when i watch the tenderness they show each other, I'm glad to be aging.
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