“Iris” — a movie not quite as good as people seemed to think in 2001…

I watched this the other night, and I found it … puzzling? It seems like alternating scenes — old lady losing her mind, kate winslet gets naked, rinse and repeat. Alzheimers, boobs, Alzheimers, boobs… but though I got what they were trying to do, it just seemed really disjointed and sketchy.

In the process, it pretty much tells you nothing at all about Iris Murdoch. And Jim Broadbent won for a grand job done as Iris Murdoch’s husband who nursed her in her latter years, but … he dodders, he stutters. So … he won an Oscar!

I’m sorry, but some movies try too hard to be serious, and forget to be satisfying entertainments. Sometimes even Kate Winslet getting naked isn’t enough.

One Reply to ““Iris” — a movie not quite as good as people seemed to think in 2001…”

  1. Kate Winslet getting naked is always enough. did you see that one joint where Harvey Keitel was supposed to be unbrainwashing Kate but then gets a BJ from her mom before banging the shit out of Kate and walking around the desert in crazy outfits?!?!?! fantastic flick, unless you like good movies.

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