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DVD Talk review of 'The Rainmaker'

Old 07-24-05, 02:22 AM
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DVD Talk review of 'The Rainmaker'

I read Scott Weinberg's DVD review of The Rainmaker at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=16857 and...one may welcome and appreciate Mr. Weinberg's positive regard of 'The Rainmaker'. Nonetheless, encouraging readers to experience the movie might have been likelier if the emotional junctures at which these protagonists find themselves at the outset of the story had been addressed more perceptively.

A bittersweet liberating moment through personal discovery and accomplishment took place at the conclusion of Katharine Hepburn's earlier 'Summertime' (1955). Commenting author Richard Nash's plot developments thereof might also have followed - rather than observing at length whether the piece came from a theatrical source. And, surely, the irrepressible ambivalence, the unintended cruelty and the fraudulence in the Burt Lancaster character paradoxically promise endearment - not unlike would happen with
'Elmer Gantry' (1960) - rather than laughter on grounds of any 'goofy' manifestations.

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