From Meryl Streep’s unexpected — and welcome — tongue-in-cheek smugness at possible audience reactions to her win for Best Lead Actress for “The Iron Lady” to Christopher Plummer’s charming Best Supporting Actor acceptance speech for “Beginners,” there were more than a few moments that made the show worth watching.
Tagged: Kaui Hart Hemmings
Could anything be more entertaining than watching George Clooney suffer the trials of Job in “The Descendants”? Adapted from the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the film follows a lonely widower (Clooney) as he turns over horrible family secrets in the wake of his wife’s accidental death. So why are we laughing? The art of mingling comedy with tragedy is as old as storytelling itself…