Monday, April 6, 2015

Woman In Gold

Director Simon Curtis was the right choice for telling the story of Woman In Gold, handling it with charm and grace.  

It’s the story of an octogenarian Austrian American woman (Helen Mirren), who, on the death of her sister, finds papers that indicate the famed painting known as The Woman in Gold by Gustav Klimt is rightly her family’s property and not that of the Austrian Government. 

She hires a young lawyer (Ryan Reynolds) to look into the matter and, ultimately, they sue the Austrian Government for its return.

The film is in the style of All The President’s Men and Philomena, moving methodically from obstacle to obstacle.  Alexi Kaye Campbell’s script is smart and crisp and Mirren and Reynolds work together in smooth counterpoint.

Woman In Gold gets a 4 out of 5.

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