Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

September 16, 2009
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"Who's afraid of Virgina Woolf?"

"I am, George..I am."

The last lines from the play version by Edward Albee.

This story, in my review depicts the relationship between two has beens, could bes and almost have drunks. A husband and wife have a couple over for dinner while verbally/physically abusing eachother with playful conduct, sharing of idiosyncratic personal information, and an ongoing rising of drunk demeanor. Meanwhile the guest couple is uncomfortable and memorized all at once.

I read that this film came out during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the audience came to the theater to escape the reality of the war/a nuclear threat to instead deal with multiple slurs and soliloquy of curse words and off-color phrases.

The times have changed, but the audience may not have. I felt myself with the same touch of emotion as the original audience.
This movie is a must-see if you are looking to escape the reality of any thing less than average!!!

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