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Tempest

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Tempest

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season

We gave it a B-

In Paul Mazursky’s unevenly captivating Shakespeare update of the Tempest, Prospero is reimagined as a well-heeled architect (Cassavetes) who responds to midlife ennui by ditching his career and wife (Rowlands) and hiding out on a paradisical Greek isle with his teen daughter (Molly Ringwald, in an impressive debut) and sprightly mistress Susan Sarandon. Though real-life couple Cassavetes and Rowlands bounce well off one another and Raul Julia does a wacky musical number with goats (set to the tune of ”New York, New York”), the magic’s spare.
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