All That Heaven Allows

All That Heaven Allows ★★★★½

I was afraid that I would hate this movie. I had heard Douglas Sirk described as "campy" and "soap opera-y" which I have little patience for. Happily, I did enjoy it. The colors were lush and gorgeous in the technicolor. It felt like the movie earned the emotional moments and and they're there to make a point and not just to make you emotional. The point of the movie isn't to make you cry which sets you apart from other melodramas. Also, I have to laugh at how much Douglas Sirk hates television for a filmmaker.

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