Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tony's last act
I watched this lovely, funny, slightly quirky movie yesterday. It's so bittersweet, too. After coming to recognize James Gondolfini as Tony Soprano, we now meet him as Albert, a kind and gentle bear of a man, a bit defeated, a bit confused and shy. He and Julia Louis Dreyfus are absolutely delightful together. But we'll never see Gondolfini again. I believe he had a world of fine performances left in him. His loss, plus the overall sweetness of the story, make it at least a three tissue flic.