Romantic drama set in South America before the second world war. Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Winona Ryder, and Antonio Banderas star in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's novel.
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Women's Studies: The House of the Spirits
Cynthia Fuchs' review of the movie from a feminist perspective. Originally appeared in the Philadelphia City Paper.
Chicago Sun-Times: The House of the Spirits
Roger Ebert's review: "All of the characters have the right names, all of the necessary events occur, and indeed the very best local actors have been engaged. But the soul has been mislaid." (April 01, 1994)
Deseret News: The House of the Spirits
Chris Hicks' review: "...the film just plods along in an episodic manner, skimming the surface, skipping over details and never builds any emotional steam whatsoever. August's episodic vignettes seem choppy; and while his actors plunge in with their all, the results are uneven." (April 01, 1994)
Washington Post: The House of the Spirits
Joe Brown's review: "'House' is performed in English, but the acting is so unaccountably, embarrassingly stilted, it feels dubbed -- you keep looking for subtitles." (April 01, 1994)
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