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Robert De Niro,
Susan Traherne has been irreparably changed by her wartime experiences as a Resistance fighter. She sets out in the post-war world to make her way to what she wants, no matter who is hurt, or how.Written by
The original Broadway production of "Plenty" by David Hare opened at the Plymouth Theater in New York City on January 6, 1983, and ran for ninety-two performances until it closed on March 27, 1983. The play was nominated for four Tony Awards in 1983, including Best Play. Also, the play won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play of the 1982 to 1983 season. See more »
When Meryl Streep and Sting are standing on the bridge at dusk, even though it's supposed to be the early 1950s you can clearly see a modern-day white minivan drive by in the distance on the right of the screen. See more »
I would stop, I would stop, I would stop fucking talking if I ever heard anybody else say anything worth fucking stopping talking for!
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David Hare's brilliant stage play has been translated beautifully to the screen. The peculiar English trait of natural melancholy radiates throughout this sad exercise of seeing all through the lens of British class consciousness, repression and despair. The color photography, the performances, the stifling framing of the widescreen shots all add to the oppressive beauty of a story about the self-destruction of a preternaturally beautiful woman. Mery Streep has never been better before or since. Hare makes her intellectual acuity a weapon against herself as she sees through all the ghastly pretenses of a corroding Empire. No insight, no beauty of body, no letting go of formality and pretense can save her from herself. Feminism itself is taken to the burning stake as Streep's character thrashes, Hedda Gabbler like, against walls and prohibitions beyond her understanding. Rarely has such condemnation looked so ravishing.
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