Patrick Flynn c-mod 2/9/09
In Henrik Ibsen’s play a dolls house there are many ups and downs that make the movie what it is. Nora Helmer one of the main characters left her husband Torvald. She did this on good terms because their marriage was not doing well. Nora was being repressed. She didn’t have any freedom. She had to play the role of the housewife and, Torvalds pet. Mora was capable of much more and was being held back. Also, they weren’t too fond of each other as much as they thought they were. She felt she had to lie to Torvald to keep him happy. These events show that their marriage was going down the drain, so Nora was right to leave Torvald. During the movie there were many pluses and many downs.
What I found that was unimpressive was that the movie seemed to fast for the viewer. If you read the play, you would understand that it takes a while to develop the play and to fully understand it beginning, climax and end. It just didn’t keep the watcher as interested in the movie as they wanted to. The length of the movie is approx. 95 minutes enough time to sit down and have dinner; it was just too short to keep anyone interested. One plus side to the movie was the snow, either it was real or they did a really good job because they made the actors act like it was constantly cold. Also the snow seemed like it never stopped.
The movie was average and it wasn’t anything special. On the other hand the actors did a good job. Oscar winning Anthony Hopkins played Torvald, who in the movie was a good guy who just got a promotion with a high paying salary, only to get bombarded with the mistake of his wife Nora played by Claire bloom. Also Ralph Richardson a great actor played the Dr. who had a major role in the movie and play. Not to forget Denholm Elliot
Who played Nilis Krogstad the nice banker who wants to blackmail Nora for her wrong doings. The last main actor is Anna Massey who in the play is Nora friend who needs a job and is...