Tomorrowland felt like an extremely long ad for Disneyland. It might have worked better as a Pixar movie (and 30 minutes shorter).
Sure it looked beautiful but what was that all about? The only time I had fun was when Hugh Laurie’s legs got smashed (a wink at House perhaps?).
Kids and adults will agree that this is just one big snoozefest. And I’m already being positive about it.
(Originally published June 2, 2015.)
Marianne: “Can he love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn, to be on fire. Like Juliet, or Guinevere, or Eloise.”
Mrs. Dashwood: “Well, they met rather pathetic ends, dear.”
Marianne: “Pathetic? To die for love? How can you say so? What could be more glorious?”
I am such a Marianne whenever it comes to life and love, with romantic sensibilities and emotions always overtaking reason and restraint. And the fact that her character was played by the brilliant Kate Winslet (faney alert!) was just the cherry on top.
This is definitely one of my all-time favorite films from one of my all-time favorite directors. The divine English cast (Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Elizabeth Spriggs, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, etc.) was such a treat to watch.
Thompson won an Oscar for this smart and funny adaptation and if you’re still doubting her acting/writing talent, just Google her 1996 Golden Globe Best Screenplay speech.