CORRECTION: That wasn't Emma Thompson, it was Natasha Richardson. But who gives a damn?
MORE: Manohla Dargis writes:
As Stella, the 1950's bored wife, inattentive mother and unhinged adulteress at the center of this story, Ms. Richardson initially affects the vacant mien of cinema's classically oppressed women. Like the lonely wives and widows of untold Hollywood melodramas, Stella is a martyr in heels and pearls. She burns from within; we, in turn, wait for her to be consumed in flames.Ha, ha. I'll just get out my old copy of "Beyond the Forest."