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Plot: David Hare’s account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
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an under-rated tour de force
“Plenty” needs to be seen on a big screen in a theatre; more than most, this is a film that suffers in its translation to a TV screen. (Among other things, there are scenes that are simply ruined in the format change–like the hilarious scene of Streep and Sting on a sofa as Queen Elizabeth’s coronation plays live on the tellie!) Sound is also important to fully appreciating the film–like the constant reminders of the sound of opening parachutes that echo throughout the story.
It’s easy to understand why the film was not a box office success; it focuses on a woman who is not terribly likeable, but I contend that it is a movie rich in observations that transcend post-war Britain and the borish woman who develops in that milieu. “Plenty” is (among other things) about passion, diplomacy, memory, self-deception and the great expectations that are so easily squashed in our unheroic modern world. The film (and Hare’s play before it) revolves around a crucial scene brilliantly played by a startlingly mad Streep and Ian McKellan’s icily insightful foreign service officer–well past the film’s mid-point. After his long-in-coming dose of reality, Streep’s Susan takes a tailspin into the movie’s melancholy conclusion. It’s not an easy film to “enjoy,” but the uniformly brilliant performances from Streep, Charles Dance, Tracy Ullman and John Gielgud make the film fascinating to watch and rewarding to have experienced.
A Mesmerising Depiction Of The Power of Memory
PLENTY cast such a spell on me. It is one of those films which has a mood and tone all of its own. It is sombre, dreamy and elegaic. And it features a little seen, yet compelling and masterful central performance from Meryl Streep, who lights up the screen with the type of intelligence and female strength one laments the absence of in contemporary film.
Based on David Hare’s play, PLENTY (like so much of his work) boasts wonderfully complex, multi-layered roles for women. Meryl Streep and Tracey Ullmann excel with the intelligent dialogue given to them by this incredible writer – and despite the plethora of strong male actors surrounding them, it is the women whose stories move and interest us the most.
What I love about PLENTY is that so much about it is anti-Hollywood. Its convoluted plot is often incoherent and dreamlike, its dependence upon memories and the co-existence of past and present present challenges for audiences who normally would be sign posted in the ‘correct’ direction. It has an impressionistic, hypnotic feel, and the film’s characters, especially Susan, are unappologetic and potentially dislikeable people. Its narrative resoultion is ambiguous, refusing the closure of more traditional dramas. Here we have a film which refuses to pander to the demands of the mainstream, and for that it is to be applauded.
Is there anything new that any of us can say about Meryl Streep??? This is a must for admirers of the actress, and a must for anyone with a penchant for riveting, deeply intelligent acting. Meryl grabs the part by the throat, investing Susan with a compelling defiance, a fierce intelligence, a sensuality, and a restrained beauty. Watch out for the dinner party scene. I forgot there was anyone else in the room (a room which included Sir John Gielgud and Charles Dance!) Such command, such depth, and such naturalness. This is an actress of phenomenal depth and magnificent expression. And such wonderful chemistry with the other actors! (Even Charles Dance who reportedly was a bit of a diva on set!! I wonder if this helped to enhance the fiery antagonsim between them on screen?)
In sum, PLENTY is deeply complicated, but give it time, watch it more than once and you will be rewarded. For its thoughtful direction, its searing, intricate dialogue and its mesmerising acting – this is a film that deserves to be seen by much larger audiences. Bravo Queen Meryl!!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 1 min (121 min), 2 hr 4 min (124 min) (UK)
Director Fred Schepisi
Writer David Hare
Actors Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, André Maranne
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film 2 wins & 5 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm