A Doll's House

Director: Patrick Garland
Year Released: 1973
Rating: 3.0

Competent adaptation of the (confined) Ibsen play is aided tremendously by a skilled cast: Anthony Hopkins, in particular, does nice work as the cruel, misguided Torvald. Claire Bloom is fine as Nora, but she's also noticeably older than Hopkins, making her repressed woman-child a tad bit of a stretch; Anna Massey is very good as Bloom's quietly sad confidant. Even though the details are dated - people forge so much these goddamn days - the concept is not: some have referred to it as a feminist play, but it's also a work of humanism, demanding that husbands (and fathers!) treat their wives (and daughters!) with decency and respect.