— by ALEXA MILAN —
Tennessee Williams’ plays have been adapted into several classic films, such as “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Now, nearly 30 years after his death, Williams’ unproduced screenplay, “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond,” has been brought to life on the big screen.
Set in the South in the 1920s, the film follows Fisher Willow (Bryce Dallas Howard), a rebellious socialite who has just returned from studying overseas. She falls in love with Jimmy (Chris Evans), a farm hand whose father is an alcoholic and whose mother is insane.
Fisher hires Jimmy to be her escort for several elaborate parties, but she tries to pass him off as wealthy to appease her aunt (Ann-Margret). As their relationship grows, Fisher loses a priceless diamond, which leads to a series of accusations that could ruin their affair.
“The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” has received very mixed reviews, but I’m always intrigued by writers’ work that emerges after their death, their work living on long after them. The talented cast also includes Ellen Burstyn and Mamie Gummer, and the sets and costumes capture the essence of Williams’ American South beautifully.
In this clip, a feisty Fisher tries to persuade her fellow partygoers to dance.
“The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” is currently playing in limited release.
Source: Trailer Addict
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