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07 March 2003
is a film which can be watched on several levels. The story lines are engrossing in themselves
but there are deeper analytical notes underlying them. One has to concentrate to catch all the nuances and interconnections over the many time leaps.
The film depicts the lives, in different eras of three women, all of whom face deep, personal and psychological
problems. There are ingenious cross-links between them.
One is Virginia Woolf (Julianne Moore) who is writing her novel, “Mrs Dalloway” but is smitten by repeated bouts of deep depression. Then Laura Brown (Nichole Kidman) is reading “Mrs Dalloway” in the 1940’s. She has a loving husband and a small son. All their lives are catastrophically changed because of the novel’s effects upon her. Laura Brown (Meryl Streep) is a modern-day “Mrs Dalloway” (her
nickname), who, despite having a longstanding, female partner, also has a deep and enduring commitment to Richard, a gifted poet who is dying of Aids. All the
main actors are well cast and convincing. This is an intriguing film. Enjoyable is scarcely the right word but is has great impact and, whilst not the most
memorable film, it has much to commend it - well worth seeing.
as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil, Jennifer Garner
as Elektra Natchios, Michael Clarke Duncan
as The Kingpin/Wilson Fisk, Colin Farrell as
Bullseye, Jon Favreau as Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson,
Joe Pantoliano as Ben Urich, David Keith as Jack Murdock,
Scott Terra as Young Matt Murdock, Erick Avari
as Ambassador Nikolaos Natchios, Coolio as Daunte Jackson,
Ellen Pompeo as Karen Page, Kevin Smith as Jack Kirby (Lab Assistant),
Frankie J. Allison as Abusive Father & Lennie Loftin
as Detective Manolis