April 29, 2008

The Triumph of Love or Whatever Happened to Mira Sorvino

Sunday night, sorely in need of an escape from the very real slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, I picked up Bernardo Bertolucci's The Triumph of Love (2002) from the local library. The romantic comedy is based on an 18th century French play and it certainly satisfied my desire for delicious brain candy. Mira Sorvino is the cross-dressing heroine, a bit of a reverse Cinderella who takes the lead in orchestrating her own happily ever after. She is such a wonderful actress and we don't see enough of her. She was also fabulous in one of my 5 Favorite Adaptations, Edith Wharton's The Buccaneers, in which she plays the tragic South American heiress Conchita Closson. --Kim

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