Where do I start with Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? First, it stars Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and George Segal (from the sitcom Just Shoot Me!).
The first thing I noticed was that Elizabeth Taylor didn't look like her usual glamorous self in this picture. And second, she does a great impression of Bette Davis at the beginning of the film. I loved it! Here are clips of Taylor's parody and the actual clip of Davis from Beyond the Forest courtesy of YouTube.
So, what's it about. Well if you haven't seen it, an older couple, George and Martha, invite a young couple over early one Saturday morning after a party. And let's just say things get weird. While I was watching I keep thinking if I was invited to their house, I would have come up with an excuse to leave. But later I found out that the younger couple, Nick and Honey, are pretty darn crazy, too.
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In my opinion, it's a really strange movie, but as the secrets of both couples slowly start to leak out, I couldn't stop watching it. The bickering between them all and strange behavior kept me hooked. And in some ways I felt sorry for all them at some point, especially for George and Martha when I learned that their son was not real. They were so desperate to have a son that they made him up.
I know the title has some significance to the play that become a movie, but the real hook is watching the train wreck of lives taking place on the screen.
Elizabeth Taylor was very good in the movie and it was interesting. There were also some funny parts, but I don't think it's one I'd watch again.