Saturday, April 12, 2008

First echoes of "Doubt" test screening

There was a free test sreening of "Doubt" in Manhattan two days ago. It's obviously not the final cut but the Miramax people are strongly considering the movie as their main 2009 Oscar contender so they're doing everything in their power to set things right before releasing it on December 5, 2008.

Charlie commented upon on a message board: "I was waltzing down Broadway the other day when one of those annoying people who stand in front of movie theaters and offer free tickets said the 3 magic words...Meryl Streep...Doubt. So of course I signed up."

He adds: "Lets just get this out of the way now..Meryl is stunning. You literally can't take your eyes off of her. She doesn't have an Irish accent instead she has a Bronx accent. And of course its spot on. Philip Seymour Hoffman was fine. But Meryl Acts circles around him. Amy Adams was fantastic. The story remains intact, and all in all it was fabulous (although the A/C was busted so it was hot as hell, but the movie was so good I hardly noticed) I can't wait to see the final cut."

Do you think Amy could be a potential contender for next year's "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am very, very much looking forward to "Doubt". It's just my kind of movie - and with Meryl Streep (there's no better actor in the world, hands down) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (another excellent performer) along, it could do wonders!

I don't want to go about predicting "Best Supporting Actress" for Amy. I heard it's not a baity role, much less so than Viola Davis' who plays the boy's mother. If the movie does well, critically speaking, and
Amy gets positive reviews, that should be enough for me. Somehow talking too much about awards tends to jinx it! lol!

Thanks for this inside scoop, Steph. Makes me excited!

-mac

Jazzy said...

I can't wait to see Doubt! I've also heard that Viola Davis' role is more powerful than Amy's, but you never know. All I want is to enjoy the movie and these great actors.

Jazzy said...

guys, check this out:
http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2008/04/doubt-it-there.html

Stephany said...

Thanks Jazzy but checks this out: http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2008/04/correction-ther.html

Miramax has flipflopped and issued another press announcement shortly thereafter saying there WAS a test screening.

Jazzy said...

LOL, will they make up their mind? anyway, the review might be real then, that's great!

Anonymous said...

There WAS a screening. Tom O'neil has confirmed it.

Here's another review from Aintitcool. It's looking good! Makes me very excited to see it.

http://www.aintitcool.com/talkback_display/36380?q=node/36380


-mac