Friday, May 02, 2008

The Accidental Tourist

Muriel Pritchett. This is the role Geena Davis took her well deserved Oscar for and it's easy to see why. Based on the Anne Tyler novel, one could argue THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST is (or was) the new zombie film. William Hurt is suited well for his role as a travel writer who lapses into an uncaring catatonic state after the loss of a child and the subsequent seperation from his wife. His acting style, which is pretty much the same no matter the role 99% of the time, works amazingly here and if I had one complaint about this film it would have to be with Kathleen Turner who for some reason seems out of place as the estranged wife. Where she fails, Davis succeeds and excels! It would be easy to pass this one off as just another chick flick with a capital C but it would be a mistake. Just because it deals with emotions doesn't mean it has to be boring and weepy. This is one trip you will most certainly want to take!


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