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Stage Beauty

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Stage Beauty

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
105 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/08/04
performer:
Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Tom Wilkinson, Ben Chaplin, Rupert Everett
director:
Richard Eyre
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Jeffrey Hatcher
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

An odd amalgam of high spirits, lively ambition, and botched execution. It’s the 1660s, when women aren’t allowed to appear on stage and audiences line up to see Edward Kynaston (Billy Crudup) play Desdemona. The movie tends to drag the moment it’s out of drag.

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