Stage Review

Rain Man (2008)

K-MART SUCKS Josh Hartnett and Adam Godley reprise the big screen brotherly duo of Rain Man
K-MART SUCKS Josh Hartnett and Adam Godley reprise the big screen brotherly duo of Rain Man

Details Opening Date: Sep 19, 2008; Lead Performances: Adam Godley and Josh Hartnett; Writer: Dan Gordon; Director: Terry Johnson

The '88 brothers-on-a-road- trip movie suffers a series of communication failures on its way to the stage in Rain Man. Landscapes must be replaced by interior shots — both physical and psychological. The latter proves too much for Hartnett — the blandly handsome film star lacks flair and nuance; Brit actor Adam Godley fares better as his autistic savant sibling. But the theater, paradoxically, has made the characters more two-dimensional than celluloid. C (Purchase tickets at LondonTheatreDirect.com or call: 01144 870 534 4444)

Originally posted Sep 23, 2008 Published in issue #1014 Oct 03, 2008 Order article reprints
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