Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Fantastic Adaptation with Brilliant Acting
Although the adaptation rewrites a lot of the play's more controversial themes, it is still an intense and sometimes gutwrenching family drama. The writing is strong, but mostly because of the strength of the source material, which births many memorable one-liners and brilliant scenes of differing motivations squaring off. The real star, though, is the acting, as the great Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor breathe life into Tennessee Williams's characters and find the depth of emotion behind the words. The effect is a film that feels like it breezes by - that's how strong and interesting the plot and characters are.