Sunday, October 18, 2015
ALI MACGRAW......ALI MACGRAW......ALI MACGRAW.........ALI MACGRAW.......AND, UH, OH YEAH...RYAN O'NEAL
ALI MACGRAW AND RYAN O'NEAL IN "LOVE LETTERS" AT THE WALLIS
Should you go see it? Absolutely!!!! It is wonderful to see our "Love Story" heroes together again. It's like coming home to your childhood. There are moments when you see them up there that you almost think it's a mirage.
Let's talk about Ali, a model who was thrown into being an actress, and someone who said she was never comfortable doing it. Well, she was superb. She never broke character; she had a laser focus; and her performance could go up against any of the other ladies who have done this role. And---I've seen most of them---from Sandra Dee and Carol Burnett to Blythe Danner. ALI, YOU WERE JUST FANTASTIC! BE VERY PROUD!
As for Ryan---shame on you. You phoned your performance in. You acted as if you'd never even seen the script before. You blew line after line; you stuttered; you threw off timing; you came in when you weren't supposed to; didn't come in when you were supposed to; you lost your place on the page repeatedly. Your boyish charm is still working for you, but that's not enough anymore. You're lucky Ali saved the show.