(KCBS) — KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Adore”, a story set in a picturesque coastal Australian town about two best friends (Naomi Watts and Robin Wright) and their enduring friendship amongst the tumultuous romances of their lives.
KCBS Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl:
Two fine actresses, Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, are center frame in this sensuous, provocative drama. Set in fabulous looking houses in a seaside Australian town, we meet two lifelong friends. They are about to cross the lines of convention, not with each other, but to tell more than that would ruin the surprise of their journey.
Based on the novella by Doris Lessing, the people behind the scenes do not dumb the material down. That’s expected from Anne Fontaine, who directed ‘Coco Before Chanel’ (2009), and Christopher Hampton, the Oscar winning screenwriter of ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ (1988).
This is a film about the enduring nature of female friendship that features graphic sensuality, character vulnerability and two wonderful performances by Wright and Watts. It’s an outrageous story, but these actresses make it live.
Two & 1/2 hats.
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