WHAT A DIFFERENT TALENT AND ARTISTRY CAN MAKE. THIS BBC MOVIE ON ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND RICHARD BURTON IS TRULY SENSATIONAL.
Helena Bonham-Carter, never one of my favorites, is amazing. She totally has Elizabeth's voice, soul, style and essence. Dominic West, who only vaguely resembles Burton, is marvelous. He has the voice, the eyes, the sex appeal. THIS IS RUNNING ON BBC AMERICA ALL WEEK.
It isn't trash and utter crap like the American version. It is intelligent, moving, brilliantly acted, written, directed, and photographed. It's 99% impossible to make a move about legends that appears real. This one did it.