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Meryl Streep in Steven Soderbergh’s Let Them All Talk with Dianne Weist and Candace Bergen

OMG Steven Soderbergh is an honorary eldergay now! This is like something a group of over 50 DLers would risk COVID to see in theaters!

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by Anonymousreply 13311/22/2020

This, Behind the Candelabra and Magic Mike can be considered Soderbergh’s “Eldergay Trilogy.”

by Anonymousreply 111/15/2020

This looks like a lot of fun.

Man, has Candace ever porked out!

by Anonymousreply 211/15/2020

I thought it was Gena Rowlands at first

by Anonymousreply 311/15/2020

Those heavy framed black glasses that have become fashionable regularly look terrible. Case in point.

by Anonymousreply 411/15/2020

Ehhhhhhh boring.

by Anonymousreply 511/15/2020

Candice Bergen spells her first name with an i.

Think icy blonde when you think of Candice.

by Anonymousreply 611/15/2020

Also, it’s “Wiest”.

I’d watch it.

by Anonymousreply 711/15/2020

Both ladies are pokers. Makes Meryl look petite

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by Anonymousreply 911/15/2020

It looked boring. Like those nonsense movies in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 1011/15/2020

Very hard to get a sense of what this film is about. Or if it's a comedy. Sort of like a remake of the old Bette Davis/Miriam Hopkins classic Old Acquaintance except Candice already did that one. But I'll watch it for sure.

I can remember a time in the 1980s when Meryl, Dianne and Kate Nelligan were all hot clients of super agent Sam Cohn but furious that he doted on Meryl. And she didn't even have to fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 1111/15/2020

Sam Cohn didn't even get Meryl the best roles

by Anonymousreply 1211/15/2020

It sounds like Fanny Ardant's movie ROMAN DE GARE or something.

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by Anonymousreply 1311/15/2020

Meryl's doing her "grande dame" schtick for the umpteenth time, complete with upper crust accent. The constant emoting for the camera is tiresome.

Candace and Dianne should be used more often.

by Anonymousreply 1411/15/2020

Should I don my "Going Out Caftan" to attend the premiere?

by Anonymousreply 1511/15/2020

There won't be a premiere R15 it's a streaming movie.

by Anonymousreply 1611/15/2020

You have to hand it to Meryl. She's the only actress of a certain age that doesn't have to do TV in a desperate attempt to stay relevant. She can also demand a salary that is commensurate with her male counterpart(s).

by Anonymousreply 1711/15/2020

Even better R16, we can put on our "At Home Caftans"!

by Anonymousreply 1811/15/2020

Anything with Meryl Streep. Is a big no for me. Sick of her.

by Anonymousreply 1911/15/2020

[quote] She's the only actress of a certain age that doesn't have to do TV in a desperate attempt to stay relevant.

I love Meryl, but...

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by Anonymousreply 2011/15/2020

R19: I totally agree. Between her and nepotism Lucas Hedges, this is a big no for me.

by Anonymousreply 2111/15/2020

One thing I wish Meryl would do is advocate for her peers to get work. I will always be happy seeing Wiest and Bergen in anything, but she should try doing something with Lange, Weaver, Sarandon, or Mirren.

My most anticipated project-that-will-probably-never-happen is a lesbian drama with her and Lange. I think I would actually cry if it were announced.

by Anonymousreply 2211/15/2020

She did advocate for others, like pulling strings for Viola and Liz Shue

by Anonymousreply 2311/15/2020

And at her age, Meryl actually has more female co-stars than male these days.

by Anonymousreply 2411/15/2020

FUCK I’m tired of Meryl Streep! Enough already! The woman would say “yes” and a high school table read of Hair if they’d gush over her and give her an award. Talk about thirsty. And I’ve never understood all the accolades. She’s as talented as Rich Little, the famous old voice impressionist. That’s all she does, act campy, emote and do accents. HOW is this “great acting”?!? Everything she does is high camp and chewing the scenery. I don’t get it.

by Anonymousreply 2511/15/2020

Fuck off R15 Meryl is Queen Bee

by Anonymousreply 2611/15/2020

She just likes living in your head, rent-free, r25.

by Anonymousreply 2711/15/2020

R17 didn't she do a cable show on HBO where she wasn't even the lead?

by Anonymousreply 2811/15/2020

R28 I am the original sweetheart

by Anonymousreply 2911/15/2020

R29 just you try and convince Julia Roberts there was ever a movie star before her.

by Anonymousreply 3011/16/2020

I never would have thought that Candice Bergen would let herself get fat. How'd she do it? Booze, or just over-eating?

by Anonymousreply 3111/16/2020

You should lay off those candy bars, Candy.

by Anonymousreply 3211/16/2020

Supposedly (and surprisingly) Candice Bergen gives the best performance in the film.

by Anonymousreply 3311/16/2020

[quote] Supposedly (and surprisingly) Candice Bergen gives the best performance in the film.

Not a surprise. She is a comedic dynamo -- "Murphy Brown"?

by Anonymousreply 3411/16/2020

oh ok r34

I didn't realize this was a comedy. (didn't watch the clip.)

Thought it was another serious Meryl film.

Bergen is quite funny as you say.

by Anonymousreply 3511/16/2020

r31 She had a stroke and lots of health issues.

by Anonymousreply 3611/16/2020

Candice Bergen back in the day. She was considered a great beauty. She is now 74.

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by Anonymousreply 3711/16/2020

Candice then and now.

The 'now' looks like Roseanne.

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by Anonymousreply 3811/16/2020

Beam me up, Scotty.

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by Anonymousreply 3911/16/2020

Will she be doing brown face in this Soderbergh effort as well?

by Anonymousreply 4011/16/2020

R36, I didn't know about the stroke. But that doesn't make one fat -- what were the other health issues?

by Anonymousreply 4111/16/2020

I hope it’s good. There is do little to look forward to now. This and The Prom. The Undoing has been a major disappointment. Hillbilly Elegy sounds even worse.

by Anonymousreply 4211/16/2020

r41 I think just mobility and memory issues related to the stroke

by Anonymousreply 4311/16/2020

Sam Cohn steered Streep to two Oscars and legend status. Kevin Huvane has also done a great job for her.

by Anonymousreply 4411/16/2020

Advance word is that this and The Prom are both shit. But that is pretty much Hollywood these days.

by Anonymousreply 4511/16/2020

Advance word from who?

by Anonymousreply 4611/16/2020

test audiences, critics and journalists who've seen them already but aren't allowed to publicly review them yet but leak stuff to friends and social media, people who work for the studios etc.

by Anonymousreply 4711/16/2020

Sounds vague

by Anonymousreply 4811/16/2020

The trailer makes it look like a Woody Allen movie.

by Anonymousreply 4911/16/2020

Soderberg is so full of shit. Erin Brockovich is the only great movie he has ever made. He really has a problem with pacing his films. His editing is like he’s going for Scorsese but he took a bottle of Valium. This is an Art Nouveau Geriatric Hipster version of The First Wives Club with no ex-husbands, camp or humor. Just that dry delivery of allegedly “witty” lines that land like jokes with no punchlines. Old bags self-deprecating about being old bags, but getting one last whimsical shot at life. Groundbreaking.

I’ll watch for Wiest, I love her.

by Anonymousreply 5011/16/2020

R49 Woody’s cinematography doesn’t have the look of a methhead’s trailer in rural Oklahoma that has one 40 watt soft white bulb lamp with a dingy nicotine-stained shade burning in the corner.

by Anonymousreply 5111/16/2020

Wiest is a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 5211/16/2020

I’ve sailed on the QM2 four times and it’s great to see her again in this age of isolation and caution. I’ll watch for that chiefly, but I’m a fan of movies that can round up 100+ years of experience from its lead cast.

by Anonymousreply 5311/16/2020

Meryl is supposed to be terrific in this and The Prom.

by Anonymousreply 5411/17/2020

Clayton Davis of Variety likes M’s chances for a nomination...for The Prom.

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by Anonymousreply 5511/17/2020

[quote]One thing I wish Meryl would do is advocate for her peers to get work. I will always be happy seeing Wiest and Bergen in anything, but she should try doing something with Lange, Weaver, Sarandon, or Mirren.'

FUCK Susan Sarandon.

by Anonymousreply 5611/17/2020

Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue has included LTAT on “The Must List”, calling it “part absurdist character study, part shaggy-dog caper on the high seas, and thoroughly delightful” with a “deliciously salty script”.

I doubt it will garner any Oscar attention but good reviews may increase M’s chance to get a nod for her other film, The Prom.

by Anonymousreply 5711/18/2020

Actresses and models often engage in disordered eating. It should never surprise when they put on weight in middle and/or old age.

by Anonymousreply 5811/18/2020

Dianne Weist is twice the actress that TIRED Meryl is . Always has been. Kid yourselves if you think Meryl didnt give out lots of sex in her day.

by Anonymousreply 5911/18/2020

Another hit for Magic Meryl. The jealousy burns 🥵

by Anonymousreply 6011/18/2020

R59 Not everyone got a film career using the casting couch.

M. may be an enabler (I didn't know anything - I find that highly doubtful but that again what the fuck could she do based on rumours anyway) but it does mean she went to that route herself.

by Anonymousreply 6111/18/2020

Streep did not need the casting couch. Even while at Yale she stared drawing attention and was signed after graduation to ICM. Within a few years she was an Oscar winner. Her story is unique. I can’t imagine that happening now. It’s great she is still evolving.

by Anonymousreply 6211/18/2020

Ben Whishaw played Hamlet at the National straight out of drama school. He got his first movie lead pretty damn quickly too.

by Anonymousreply 6311/18/2020

Maybe somebody should start a thread 'Which actors didn't have to use the casting couch?'

It would probably be longer than most people expect.

by Anonymousreply 6411/18/2020

Someone did, last month.

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by Anonymousreply 6511/18/2020

Everyone including Siggy Weaver was jealous of Meryl at Drama school because she, without trying, was always first choice for everything. One Yale Professor told his students that her "Miss Julie" was even better than her "Sophie".

by Anonymousreply 6611/19/2020

Susan has never forgiven me, either! I still have scars from the daggers she’s shooting at me here, lol.

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by Anonymousreply 6711/19/2020

I hope Meryl finally gives us some decent nudity!

by Anonymousreply 6811/19/2020

[quote]Streep did not need the casting couch.

Even casting couches have standards.

by Anonymousreply 6911/19/2020

Netflix confirm they will be campaigning Meryl as Lead for "The Prom".

by Anonymousreply 7011/19/2020

Mary was always such a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 7111/19/2020

Candi Bergen looks like she's been eating a LOT of candy.

by Anonymousreply 7211/19/2020

What's interesting is that Streep, Close, Weaver that whole generation didn't start their film careers until their late 20s or older.

Nowadays you are a has been at 30 if you are a woman.

by Anonymousreply 7311/19/2020

Tell that to Melissa McCarthy.

by Anonymousreply 7411/19/2020

Wasn’t Glenn in her late fifties when she played Garp’s mom?

by Anonymousreply 7511/19/2020

She was 35 r75.

She'd be 90 now if she were in her late 50s then.

by Anonymousreply 7611/19/2020

r74 there are exceptions but not many

and McCarthy doesn't play romantic interests

My friend worked solidly from 22 to 32 now she struggles with maybe one job per year.

by Anonymousreply 7711/19/2020

Did your friend do frat comedies?

by Anonymousreply 7811/19/2020

Nope. An HBO series and a Netflix series.

by Anonymousreply 7911/19/2020

and multiple movies on every hiatus...then it just slowed down.

by Anonymousreply 8011/19/2020

Does she think it might be a Harvey Weinstein/Ashley Judd situation?

by Anonymousreply 8111/19/2020

No. She thinks it just gets harder after 35. You are too young for mother roles and too old for the girlfriend to action stars type parts.

by Anonymousreply 8211/19/2020

I'm a little skeptical that she wouldn't be seen for mother parts. It's more believable that she wouldn't want to play mother parts.

by Anonymousreply 8311/19/2020

I don't know the specifics of it all. All I know is she worked very steadily almost to the point of being overwhelmed by the amount of it and now at 35 she has started to struggle. She has a top agent and great resume.

Other actresses are like that. AnnE's career has slowed. Even J-Law's.

by Anonymousreply 8411/19/2020

Talent managers now want children that they can groom until they are 30 and then it’s in to the next. I have also noticed that best actress winners now don’t get much out of it., apart from endorsement deals.

by Anonymousreply 8511/19/2020

Yes r85. My friend's first agent that she got at 22 (though she could still play teens) told her they 'd get her started but then she'd have to move on to someone else..

by Anonymousreply 8611/19/2020

R73 So true.

On a side note, did some number crunching and the average age for Best Actress Oscar winners is 36-37; the median is 33 and the mode 29.

by Anonymousreply 8711/20/2020

R87 Tell me about it.

by Anonymousreply 8811/20/2020

Glenn was in her mid-fifties when she did Fatal Attraction.

by Anonymousreply 8911/20/2020

Glenn had very perky bosoms in Dangerous Liaisons

by Anonymousreply 9011/20/2020

Glenn was 40 for Fatal Attraction

She had big boobs in Dangerous Liaisons because she was breastfeeding her daughter and John Malkovich

I am not surprised Streep will go for lead. That group right now is so dreary.

by Anonymousreply 9111/20/2020

Looks like Viola, Sophia Loren, Vanessa Kirby (Volpi Cup winner), Meryl, Frances McDormand and possible Michelle Pheiffer will be the front runners for Best Actress.

It will be kinda gratifying that obsequious, disingenuous sudden-Metoo expert, potty-mouthed Kate Winslet will be blocked out despite her best attempts to curry favour.

by Anonymousreply 9211/20/2020

[QUOTE] It will be kinda gratifying that obsequious, disingenuous sudden-Metoo expert, potty-mouthed Kate Winslet will be blocked out despite her best attempts to curry favour.

But I’m playin’ a dyke!

by Anonymousreply 9311/20/2020

Why do we think Winslet will be blocked? Just because of Woody Allen?

She is getting great reviews and I think has a much better shot than Pfeiffer.

by Anonymousreply 9411/20/2020

Lol, R94

by Anonymousreply 9511/20/2020

What are some good websites this year for Oscar nomination predictions?

by Anonymousreply 9611/20/2020

I forgot about her nomination for Steve Jobs, R96.

by Anonymousreply 9711/20/2020

R94 no one is really talking about the movie. It has 68% on RT.

Winslet really turned the Academy off with her awful 2009 campaign. She's one of those that they pretty much wipe their hands off once they reward her.

And it has nothing to do with Woody. In 2017, at the height of the Metoo movement, Winslet was singing his praises in those Oscar roundtable events. Now that he's being shunned and their movie flopped she jumps on the bandwagon saying how much she regrets working with him (and Polanski, whom she travelled to France to work with on Carnage in 2011). Her righteous indignation and shock seem very phony for someone who's intelligent enough to know their pasts and what they've been accused of well before accepting to work with them.

Hence why it would be amusing that her obvious attempts at being politically correct and scorning them to get back in people's good graces backfires on her. I don't believe she gives a shit, she just wants another Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 9811/20/2020

Thanks r98. I agree she really does come across like a flake. I think she’s still highly regarded by her peers for her acting alone but the RT score doesn’t bode well.

On the other hand it seems like the Academy has forgotten that Pfeiffer even exists. I’m not predicting her for a nod this year.

by Anonymousreply 9911/20/2020

R99 don't count Michelle or Sophia out. If they have great performances with critics on their side, the Academy loves sentimentality.

by Anonymousreply 10011/20/2020

Frances’s character seems very topical.

by Anonymousreply 10111/20/2020

All that is true about Kate but she’s still an exquisite actress. I think she might be crazy.

by Anonymousreply 10211/20/2020

R102 she sells herself as the relatable gal next door and she seldom made a wrong step in her career up until this last decade but I really dislike how she threw Woody and Polanski under the bus this year when, at the time she was more than happy to work with them

by Anonymousreply 10311/20/2020

Kate Winslet has always come across as batshit crazy to me.

by Anonymousreply 10411/20/2020

Nah. She's an operator.

by Anonymousreply 10511/20/2020

Sophia already has that Oscar. She has no competition. Plus if we get to see her win she will brighten lives the world over.

by Anonymousreply 10611/20/2020

What is this Pfeiffer? The vaccine for this killer flu? What will I be competing with it?

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Sophia's beauty secret...

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by Anonymousreply 10911/20/2020

Sophia likely won't win but I hope they nominate her.

How good was she in the movie she won for in 1961, those who have seen it? Was it called "Two Women"..

Winslet doesn't come across as crazy or weird at all. Just contrived and calculating, saying whatever she thinks will win her favor.

by Anonymousreply 11011/20/2020

R110, Loren is very good in The Life Ahead and would easily be deserving of a nomination this year. I’ll have to see the other contenders for the year to say whether a win is possible.

The film also has a Holocaust angle which (to use the currently-discussed Winslet) can never be under-estimated as an Oscar factor.

by Anonymousreply 11111/20/2020

[quote]The film also has a Holocaust angle which (to use the currently-discussed Winslet) can never be under-estimated as an Oscar factor.

Yes, some of us figured that out in 1983.

by Anonymousreply 11211/20/2020

Did Kate get her ugly tits out again for this Lesbian drama?

by Anonymousreply 11311/21/2020

Just watched the Ammonite trailer. Oh GOD, am I actually goin to have to watch that?

by Anonymousreply 11411/21/2020

Kate will not be nominated. It was a poorly reviewed film. I am really dubious Pfeiffer can get in.

by Anonymousreply 11511/21/2020

These Oscar sluts think Kate is too subtle and Michelle is entirely out.

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Big Little Lies

by Anonymousreply 11811/21/2020

Winslet likes to revise history.. After his disgrace Saint Kate decried his campaigning, saying she hates how her aggressively championed her and how she wanted no part of it.

by Anonymousreply 11911/21/2020

Sorry I meant she decried Harvey Weinstein

by Anonymousreply 12011/21/2020

I thought they no longer called it THE prom, just prom.

by Anonymousreply 12111/21/2020

I read an article a month or two ago with Kate quoted as saying “I don’t campaign.’ Lol.

by Anonymousreply 12211/21/2020

Sophia Loren sucks big time in The Life Ahead and I didn't even compare her acting to that masterclass of Simone Signoret!!!

by Anonymousreply 12311/21/2020

Such cuties at R116. What are their names?

by Anonymousreply 12411/21/2020

No gays in this film?

by Anonymousreply 12511/21/2020

Corden's character is gay?

by Anonymousreply 12611/21/2020

I think M and Candace Bergen end up scissoring.

by Anonymousreply 12711/21/2020

It was shot in 13 days

by Anonymousreply 12811/21/2020

This will be another Soderbergh piece of shit. Aside from his Liberace film he hasn't made very many decent films this century post Erin Brockvich/Traffic. 2000 was a career high that won't be repeated.

by Anonymousreply 12911/21/2020

Are any of the Boys in the Band gays in the conversation for Oscar nominations this year?

by Anonymousreply 13011/22/2020

sounds fun

by Anonymousreply 13111/22/2020

love wiest

by Anonymousreply 13211/22/2020

R129 I haven't really liked anything he's done since Traffic except the first Ocean's. The choices after have seemed pretty unspectacular and uninspired. I didn't really like Contaigon although today it seems terrifying today but it was the only one close to the kind of movies he previously used to make. I didn't even like the Beyond the Candeleria or whatever the fuck it was called. It was strictly TV quality only, although I have to say I appreciated a well placed nod to DL Legend Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte. "I look like my father! I look like my father in Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte!"

by Anonymousreply 13311/22/2020
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