The new movie starring Meryl Streep and just released for showing this coming weekend is another sure winner for Meryl Streep, according to most critics, including Roger Berbet.
"Ms. Streep really outdoes herself in this one. It could well be the performance of a lifetime", states Berbet.
Streep plays a runaway wife who makes it all the way to the courthouse to wait for a bus in an unidentified town in Iowa. While waiting to catch the bus, she talks to another passenger about who does her hair and where did she get that beautiful red dress. The passenger, played by Mia Farrow replies and then they notice a bench with a "Wet Paint Sign" on it.
The ladies become so engrossed in watching the paint dry that they both miss the bus.
"The photography is beautiful", stated Berbet. "The bench, that is painted red, slowly changes as it dries. This reminds the two ladies of a sale on red dresses at Macys last year in New York City."
"I was completely stunned and caught myself holding my breath as a bum came by and started to lie on the bench before the ladies shoo him off."
Other critics say that Streep's underplaying of the role is what is so astonishing.
"The one 15-minute shot of the drying bench is something I'll never forget", stated tearful critic John Vegetable.