My Old Lady
Okay, so another post here on Tumblr inspired me to share some thoughts as well. Before I start, I’d like to state that this of course is my own personal opinions. It’s completely subjective and you have all rights to disagree. The new movie “My Old Lady” written and directed by the American Israel Horovitz is supposedly premiering this year. It stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Kevin Kline and of course Maggie Smith. Now, I’m not really familiar with Horovitz’s former work, either as a director or writer, so I don’t really know what to expect, However, the titel worries me immensely. My Old Lady is probably the worst titel I have ever heard. It not only sounds like a B rated TV-movie from the 80’s but also like a sad attempt to point the attention to Maggie as the most important character in a crude and, if I may say so, offensive way. All in all a flat and uninteresting titel. The reason I am pointing this out is because I’m saddened by the lack of good writing for some of the older great actors and actresses out there, Maggie being among them. As much as I love seeing Maggie in basically anything, I have to be honest and say the last atempt to make her shine, in the all-star-cast Quartet directed by none other than Dustin Hoffman, failed in many levels. The actors’ performances were good, no doubt, they are all awesome. However, it was poorly written and frankly, bad directed. The plot seemed to vanish underneath the presence of those great actors and musicians, which is such a shame, because I think it could have real potential to be a touching and gripping story. As it turned out, it seemed more like a non-funny slapstick comedy, which mocked the otherwise interesting personalities. That being said, I didn’t dislike the movie, I mean it had some of my favourite people in it, plus Opera! That’s five stars right there! Anyway, this is the reason I am so concerned about Horovitz’s movie. I hope to God that it will be well written and worthy of the absolutely incredible talent that is Maggie Smith. She is quite possibly the greatest actress we have and she should work with equally great writers and directors. I hope for the best! Anyway, that was my rambling - not sure if anyone cared to read it, but if you did, let me know what you think! Do you think I’m a total ass now? I hope not, I simply want the best for my Mags. Love to you all. Cheers!