Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Georgia" (1995, Dir: Ulu Grosbard)

Brilliant. A straightforward directorial approach helps illuminate both a marvelous script and an assembly of actors giving performances that are nothing short of spectacular. Mare Winningham deserved the win in her category in '95, and I can't believe that Jennifer Jason Leigh was snubbed in lead actress. Max Perlich, Ted Levine and other support actors are all excellent. The script (written by Jason Leigh's mother, Barbara Turner) is consistently surprising and complex. A far better film than I expected.

Grade: A

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