The House of the Spirits
Chile, second half of the 20th century. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda and become a local patriarch. He becomes very conservative and is feared by his workers. When Blanca grows up, she falls in love with a young revolutionary, Pedro, who urges the workers to fight for socialism.
Mala adaptación de mi libro favorito.
I’m not sure how one of the most impressive casts ever assembled just happens to be in one of the wholly miscast films I’ve ever seen. Ever. And it’s not just because they cast mostly Anglo actors for Latino roles.Glenn Close, Antonio Banderas and Vincent Gallo get it done. Everyone else (Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Winona Ryder) is woefully lost. And the film falls into the pack of big screen adaptations that just can’t capture anything about the source material. Now, I haven’t read Isabel Allende’s novel but I know how revered it is and have read her Daughter of Fortune. I was so intrigued by the potential underneath what I saw onscreen. At least now I really want to…
There is Meryl, and there is Glenn. But still, it's quite boring.