03 July 2010
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
What a dump!
So basically: Martha and George have a couple over after a party one night. They begin to drink and tell stories, playing games that blend the line between truth and lies, reality and fantasy.
I didn't think I'd enjoy this movie from the blurb that IMDb had about it. So when I went in, I wasn't expecting anything amazing. How wrong I was! I was instantly hooked to their dialogue, trying to anticipate what would happen next. The four characters, the older couple Martha and George, and the younger couple, Honey and Nick, play beautifully off each other. I'm not exactly sure what were lies and what was reality, but I don't think that's the point. I've read that some people think the younger couple didn't exist, that they are just another game between George and Martha. After the second watching, it does seem plausible, but I'm still not sure whether or not I want to believe it. It's definitely something to keep in mind while on the second - or third - viewing.
This movie defs deserves to be on the list. Not everyone will like it, I don't think, but it's one of those movies, y'know?
Ziggi seal of approval!