Watched White Oleander
yesterday. I haven't read the novel, though I've peeked at it, and had a vague memory of the plot. I quite enjoyed watching Michelle Pfeiffer's truly poisonous (pun not really intended -- the character herself is a very scary kind of sociopath, I think, scarier because she's so
clever, and so
attractive) performance, and the actress who plays her daughter, the heroine, has an amazingly beautiful and emotive face. I want to sit and take screencaps of her all day.
I was most amused by the commentary, though -- sat through the entire movie a second time, to watch it. Specifically, ( spoilerspoiler, and not worth reading if you haven't seen the filmCollapse )