Tempest In Paul Mazursky's unevenly captivating Shakespeare update of the Tempest , Prospero is reimagined as a well-heeled architect (Cassavetes) who responds to midlife ennui by… Tempest In Paul Mazursky's unevenly captivating Shakespeare update of the Tempest , Prospero is reimagined as a well-heeled architect (Cassavetes) who responds to midlife ennui by…
DVD Review

Tempest (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 27, 2007; DVD Release Date: Mar 27, 2007; Movie Rated: PG; With: John Cassavetes, Molly Ringwald and Gena Rowlands

In Paul Mazursky's unevenly captivating Shakespeare update of the Tempest, Prospero is reimagined as a well-heeled architect (Cassavetes) who responds to midlife ennui by ditching his career and wife (Rowlands) and hiding out on a paradisical Greek isle with his teen daughter (Molly Ringwald, in an impressive debut) and sprightly mistress Susan Sarandon. Though real-life couple Cassavetes and Rowlands bounce well off one another and Raul Julia does a wacky musical number with goats (set to the tune of ''New York, New York''), the magic's spare.
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Originally posted Mar 23, 2007 Published in issue #927 Mar 30, 2007 Order article reprints