Tuesday, July 3, 2012
"Extremities" was one of those surprisingly good 'comeback' movies from
the 1980s-- think Cher, Goldie Hawn-- blowing people away with Farrah
Fawcett's acting and the intensity of the storyline.
It also is a rarer film in that most of the action is limited to one locale
and one specific time frame (also due to a recurring theme of the time;
adaptations from great plays being made into movies with less revision
than you're likely to see these days.)
A superb cast and a halting storyline that doesn't miss a beat, this movie
shows modern filmmakers how to compel an audience with direction,
dialogue, acting, and psychological intrigue. Also starring James Russo
and Alfre Woodard.