Marvn's Room (1996)

MARVIN'S ROOM is a leftover from last year, an adaptation of Scott 
McPherson's stage play with Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep starring 
as long-estranged sisters who are reunited for a family illness.  
With a cast that includes Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio, the 
acting is a good as you'd expect.  Too much of the drama, though, 
is undercut by a cutesy sense of humor that, frankly, had me ready 
to walk out.  (As did an eleventh-hour visit to Disney World, which 
would be easier to take if Mirimax wasn't owned by you know who.)  
Needless to say, I was quite surprised when the movie pulled a pow-
erful ending right out of its butt.  There wasn't a dry eye in the 
house, except, of course, for mine.  (Rated "PG-13"/98 min.)

Grade: B-


MARVIN'S ROOM was screened at the Park Place 16 in Morrisville on 
3/1.  The sound of Darth Vader's breathing is the noisy air-con-
ditioning system and *not* STAR WARS on an adjoining screen.  

Copyright 1997 by Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: March 2, 1997

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