Jonathan rhys meyers
He is so beautiful in this movie. I could watch him all day.share
I disagree. I absolutely loathed him in this movie. His looks were undermined by his stiff acting. I thought he was just a horrible actor, but after seeing him in a few other things I realize he's actually quite good. I wonder why he was so awful in this movie. Was it the director?share
But isn't he supposed to be stiff and unlikable?share
Over 2 years later but I absolutly agree!!!share
My view of Rhys-Meyers' performance was that he showed his depth and in some sense stole the show. What troubled me was that (perhaps because of his performance) the film-makers made the ending too abrupt. Since it was difficult not to loathe his character, that character's presumed transformation went almost unnoticed by the audience (at least the way I saw it) and for that reason it was hard for me to understand how he could be forgiven. There wasn't enough to suggest any real sense that he asked for it, or more importantly payed due penance for his affronts.
Which, while I'm at it, I thought the dining room scene in which George laid out his presumably objectionable position in front of Morgan, and the resulting dampening of an otherwise festive occasion seemed to be forced. I think the major reason for this is the deficiencies of Bruce Greenwood, who played Morgan. I don't think he quite pulled it off, though he does present the character's magnanimous nature fairly well. There just wasn't enough of this and it made the final scene more difficult to identify with.
Just bought a DVD copy quite by accident, and took another look. Looked very good this time, I was too critical before. Jonathan Rhys Meyers does a great job at portraying George Minefer Amberson as the pompous spoiled ass that he is.
You want to just grab him by the throat and shake him up ! He is such a jerk ! This film also demonstrates what the problem was all along...with or without Orson Welles. A somewhat dreary and downbeat story, with unlikeable characters, who are slowly insuring their own downfall by making one stupid decision after another. Welles interpretation just added to the dreariness...this one is better, in my humble opinion.
I too bought this one by accident and have yet to watch it...might give it a looksee, didn't know know John Rhys Meyers was it it...stupid me thought it was a John Rhys Davies movie...