The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Movie Review Summary

Actors: Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Anne Bancroft

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Karen Stone (Mirren) is an actress whose youth is fading. Her husband is also not well, and they decide, after she flops as Juliette on Broadway, to go on vacation. He dies. She is left drifting in Rome with no real friends or support system. Stone calls upon The Contessa (Bancroft) to try and have tea with someone -- even if that someone is someone she barely knows. The Contessa arranges for Mrs. Stone to date a series of young men. Unbeknownst to her, these young men are essentially gigalos who give The Contessa a cut of funds they are given by their older escorts. Stone is about to give up when she meets Paolo (Martinez). She continues to struggle with her loss of beauty, but Paolo doesn't seem to care about that. Is he more interested in her bank account or her?
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This movie was adopted for Showtime from the Tennessee Williams book.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   midlife crisis Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor Lover is...    -   not quite a crook, but doing something bad Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes Coping with loss of    -   Husband/boyfriend/squeeze

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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