Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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A couple is invited to the home of a professor and his sharp-tongued wife, and are treated to verbal battles by their hosts.


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Mar 07, 2021

One of the most stunningly assured directorial debuts in American film history.
R.I.P., Mike Nichols.

JCLFlanneryC Aug 31, 2020

A terrifying movie about what happens after you get married! Adapted from an Edward Albee play, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" makes a horror movie out of marital discord, as a train wreck academic and his train wreck wife invite another couple (and imminent trainwreck) into their home to hasten their own disillusionment through a series of games and manipulations. Fun! Elizabeth Taylor was only 34 years old in this movie even though she plays it like the Cryptkeeper and acted alongside husband Richard Burton. I don't know if I actually recommend this! Recommended for fans of domestic horror.

Apr 12, 2020

all round extraordinary performances extraordinarily directed and filmed of an extraordinary play make for one of the most wrenching films you'll ever see

Mar 03, 2020

Possibly one of the most beautiful films Ive ever seen. The stellar writing and acting, while taking the spotlight, can hardly compare to the otherworldly cinematography of this film as it plays with the camera in a manner I have never seen in my life. What could have been a boring tale of marital woe in a single drunken night is transformed into an apoplectic power struggle between two old gods, angry and broken just in how they are presented and staged on screen. If you're looking for a movie that would fit in seamlessly to any art gallery on earth I can not recommend this film highly enough.

Jun 08, 2019

An astonishingly powerful drama; so much of the drama comes from the ingenuity of destructiveness and humiliations that the main characters set for each other and their guests. Originally a play, the director and cinematographer worked well to make it into a good film.

May 18, 2019

Indeed, this is one of the worst films I have ever seen.

This steaming pile of yeck seems to go on for weeks, even though it takes place in one evening. It is the story (if you can call it that) of what must be the world's meanest couple getting plastered and acting like the biggest jerks in the world.

This is entertainment? The characters are all both hateful and stupid, not to mention exceedingly mean-spirited. I didn't see one single character in this entire film that was not in desperate need of serious psychiatric help.

After all the hype I had great expectations for this, but it is IMO one of the very worst films I have ever seen. You bet I'm scared of Virginia Woolf, I'll run like hell the next time I see it!

May 18, 2019

Directed by Mike Nichols in 1966 adapted from the play of the same name by Edward Albee, this American drama depicts the volatile marriage of a middle-aged couple.
The film adaptation differs slightly from the play, which has only four characters.
Despite these minor deviations, however, the film appears extremely faithful to the play.
So, I wonder, what's the point adapting the play into the film, which turns out to be nothing but talking back and forth.

May 16, 2019

Yes. I do realize that this film has indeed lost a considerable amount of its venom, clout, and vicious bite since its initial release back in 1966, but, all the same, I certainly don't think that it was really all that good, anyway.

IMO - A film whose sole focus is to zero in on some seriously demented marital dysfunction certainly gets to be a mighty big bore, real fast. If you don't take this film's stinking bull at face value, then having to endure watching the blowzy, lard-assed Elizabeth Taylor verbally duking it out with the loud, obnoxious Richard Burton can quickly become quite humorous, almost cartoonish in nature.

Back in its day, this film was considered ground-breaking (and, I guess, it was) for its high level of profanity and sexual implications. This was the first film to use the word "bugger", and the phrase "screw you" in its dialogue. And it was also the first to be given the MPAA tag - "No one under 18 will be admitted unless accompanied by his parent."

Mar 13, 2019

This a must see film for any serious movie buff. I've seen it many times and am still amazed at the impeccable ensemble acting. Elizabeth Taylor is at her very best. Sandy Dennis is amazing. Richard Burton hits it out of the ball park. George Segal was never better.

Aug 23, 2018

Pay no attention to that harridan Kathleen Turner, Elizabeth gives the performance of her career: the first time she shared the screen with her husband's scrutinizing and dramatic sensibilities. Yeah, they worked together in Cleopatra but he's schooling her throughout this film.

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Dec 30, 2013

Martha (to George): "I swear, if you existed, I'd divorce you."

Dec 30, 2013

Nick: "May I use the... uh... bar?" George: "Oh, yes... yes... by all means. Drink away... you'll need it as the years go on."

Dec 30, 2013

(In the backyard at the tree swing, where the two men are quite drunk) Nick: "...You have any other kids? You have any daughters or anything?" George: "Do we have any heh, heh, heh -- what?" Nick: "Do you have any... I mean, you only have the one, uh... kid! Your son!" George: "Oh! No, no, just, one. One boy. Ha ha.. Our son." Nick: "Well... That's nice..." George: "Yeah, well... he's a... comfort... He's a beanbag." Nick: "...A what?!?" (cont'd)

Dec 30, 2013

(cont'd) George: "Beanbag. Beanbag. You wouldn't understand... (gets in Nick's face) A BEAN-BAG!!!" Nick: "I heard you! I didn't say I was deaf! I said I didn't understand!" George: "You didn't say that at all!" Nick: "I meant I was implying I didn't understand! .. Christ's sake..." George: "You're getting testy." Nick: "I'm sorry." George: "All I said was that our son, the apple of our three eyes -- Martha being a cyclops; our son is a beanbag, and you get testy." Nick: "I'm sorry -- it's late. I'm tired; I been drinkin' since nine o'clock; my wife is vomiting... There's been a lotta screaming going on around here!" George: "So you get testy! Naturally! Don't worry about it! Anybody who comes here ends up getting testy. It's expected! Don't be upset!" Nick: "I'm not upset." George: "You're testy." Nick: "Yes."


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