Video Review

Camilla

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Movie Rated: PG-13; With: Bridget Fonda and Jessica Tandy

In this art film (which received a tiny theatrical release), Jessica Tandy gives a beautiful performance as the title character, an eccentric violinist who helps aspiring composer Freda (Bridget Fonda) cope with a failing marriage. Unfortunately, Camilla is disjointed: It begins in idyllic Peabo Island, Ga., where Camilla lives with her son Harold (Maury Chaykin), who inexplicably speaks with a Brooklyn accent and makes soft-core porn films; then it becomes a madcap road movie, as Freda and Camilla decamp for Toronto like a cross-generational Thelma and Louise. Ultimately, what holds the movie together is Tandy's inimitable combination of fragility and strength. B+

Originally posted Jun 16, 1995 Published in issue #279 Jun 16, 1995 Order article reprints
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