The Dresser

To watch Hopkins and McKellan act in a play (and that’s what this film really is) for almost two hours was a complete joy.  An unexpected treat was to see Emily Mortimer (long under-appreciated) go toe to toe with them.

IHATEBadMovies.com reviews The Dresser
Poster for the movie "The Dresser"

Movie title: The Dresser

Movie description: One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeares King Lear. Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager Sir who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser Norman must scramble to keep the production alive but will Sir turn up in time and if he does will he be able to perform that night? The Dresser is a wickedly funny and deeply moving story of friendship and loyalty as Sir reflects on his lifelong accomplishments and seeks to reconcile his turbulent friendships with those in his employ before the final curtain.

Date published: 2019-06-08

Director(s): Richard Eyre

Actor(s): Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Watson, Vanessa Kirby, Sarah Lancashire, Edward Fox, Tom Brooke, Matthew Cottle, Ian Conningham, Helen Bradbury

Genre: Drama

My Review

To watch Hopkins and McKellan act in a play (and that’s what this film really is) for almost two hours was a complete joy.  An unexpected treat was to see Emily Mortimer (long under-appreciated) go toe to toe with them.

  • My Review - 9/10
    9/10
Overall
9/10
9/10
Sending
User Review
0/10 (0 votes)

Leave a Reply