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National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a movie starring Artinis Aliaj, Nya Berg, and Max Bloom. Live theatrical production of Tennessee Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'.

Other Titles
National Theatre Live: Gata sobre Tejado de Zinc, National Theatre Live: Kotka na goracym blaszanym dachu, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Running Time
3 hours 5 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Benedict Andrews
Tennessee Williams
Yasmin Boys, Max Bloom, Nya Berg, Artinis Aliaj
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Live theatrical production of Tennessee Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'.

Comments about drama «National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof» (24)

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Doris S.

A very interesting film. I never understood why it wasn't released in the States. In fact I'm glad they didn't. It is about a husband and wife who travel through Europe and are separated. The husband, a brilliant writer, sees that the wife has been devoting all her time to writing her latest book. When they return to the US, she is about to give her work away, but can't be persuaded to do so. The husband becomes depressed and the wife takes him to a psychiatrist. After this the husband, a very popular writer, takes a job as a television producer and is driven to write a book. The wife takes the husband's money and leaves the husband. The husband thinks that he has to return to the wife to find her. He returns and finds that she has moved on. He follows her to a theatre where she has written a play, but is not being paid for it. He confronts her and the two become friends. She tells him how her friend and her husband used to be very close and now they are very distant. He writes a book about the two of them and they meet again. They agree to meet again and she tells him how she is going to sell her story and she will meet him at the theatre. He agrees to meet her. They meet and the movie unfolds in a very long and slow fashion. But when they meet again, they start to talk and they have a great time. This is a great movie and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a long, slow movie. It is very difficult to understand the meaning of the film. It is not an American film, it is British.

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The great Dan Aykroyd plays his usual character of an alcoholic playwright, but that's not the only similarity between the film and the stage production. The costumes and sets are very much a stage production, the score by John Williams is even a performance of the piece. The acting is good, but the film is not. The film has some good moments, but is too long. The film is worth seeing for a film student, but you have to be able to enjoy a film for more than a few minutes. It's not a great film, but it's a good film for a film student.

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Victoria Howell

The Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is not a great movie, but it is a movie worth seeing. It is a beautiful movie. It has good acting and great music, and it is a great movie for a cold night when you don't want to think. I liked it so much I watched it several times.

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Jane Hall

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a UK play which tells the story of a very young man, named Jack, who returns to his old home town after having been away for some years. Jack is very jaded about his time away and his home town, and he believes that his time away has had an adverse affect on his relationship with his father. Jack is more concerned with the strange and unaccountable behaviour of his old neighbours, who turn up with peculiar gifts and stories. Jack and his father are very good friends, but Jack is increasingly troubled by the odd behaviour of his father, and he begins to suspect that his dad has something to do with the strange goings on in his home town. This film was directed by one of my favourite British directors, David Tennant, and was based on a play by Stephen Holden. David Tennant was so good in this film that I don't think he was in it for long, but the rest of the cast did a good job as well. I would have liked to have seen more of David Tennant in this film. The film was set in the 1950s, and was shot on location in the UK. It was shot in an atmospheric manner, but some of the shots were somewhat unfocused. I would have liked to have seen more of the original music that was used, and the story and acting were a bit slow in some places. The sets and costumes were very good. I really liked the costumes in this film, they were very fitting for the era. I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoys British films and a good performance from David Tennant.

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Lisa Webb

The setting of the film is a young couple and their child who are about to move into a new home. At the same time, the widower and his former lover move in and take over the family business. He wants to be married to the former lover and wants to use his newly acquired wealth to provide a better life for his children. What this turns into is a drama with the characters that are in the middle of it. The plot is intriguing and it is told in a unique way. It keeps the viewer involved from beginning to end. The dialogue is fine, the acting is good, and the scenes are well photographed. The DVD includes several deleted scenes and interviews with the cast. My only complaint is the music in some of the scenes, it is too fast and it seems out of place. The overall rating of this film is 7/10.

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Mark B.

RATING: * out of *

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An amazing movie. Haunting, sometimes, even melancholic. It's a movie about love, longing and loss. Not a movie that will have you hooked on it, it is a movie you can watch with a lot of time and energy. Beautiful performances by all actors, especially the youngest of them. A movie that will touch your heart.

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Eric Moore

The film is a good depiction of the life of the Cheshire Cat, as it does not pretend to be a great social commentary on the way we live our lives, and we are the most irresponsible creatures in the world. I feel that the film is fairly accurate to the life of the Cheshire Cat, and even though it is quite lengthy, the story is well acted, and the film is worth watching, if you're looking for something different, and I felt it did deliver.

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Linda Bennett

The third and final part of a trilogy and probably the weakest, but still good, of the trilogy. It follows on from the great events in the first two films. As always, Eddie Redmayne delivers a very solid performance, with a great supporting cast. The story starts out slow, but then picks up in a hurry. It's certainly a decent watch, although I didn't really care for the final scenes. Still, if you want to see some good performances, this is a good place to start.

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Carol G.

I remember seeing the play at a theater in San Francisco and sitting in the audience wondering if the play was going to be better or worse. I was very surprised at how good this film was. The staging, acting, and dialogue were all superb. I have seen this play several times and it never fails to move me. The staging is absolutely phenomenal. The story and characters are very well drawn. The acting is also superb. Richard Harris as the menacing Victor, Shelley Winters as the feisty Peg, David Suchet as the less noble and less well-liked Max, and Mary Steenburgen as the vulnerable Lizzie were all excellent. The actors portraying the servants are also very good. The music is very good. All of the characters are very well drawn and the music is hauntingly beautiful. The direction is excellent. There are some shots that make you jump out of your seat. The direction is very good. The actors do a very good job of giving their characters depth and individuality. The film is very emotionally powerful and very moving. I highly recommend this film to anyone who has not seen it yet.

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Lauren P.

I love the story of this film, and the acting is great. The script is amazing, but the direction is a little bit shaky at times. I think the director could have used a little more direction in certain scenes. The movie is not a tragedy, and that's what makes it great. The ending of the movie is also great, and the story of the end is also great. The actors and the direction in this movie are great. The story is about a man who is spending his last days in his car and is haunted by ghosts that can't leave his car. There are many funny scenes in this movie, and you can't really tell the actors what they are doing. They all are really good. If you have a chance to see this movie, then I recommend it.

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Benjamin Hicks

The play was funny, but I didn't think the movie was very good. It was a little longer than I thought it should be, and it seemed to drag on a little bit too long. I'm not really sure what to make of the cast, they were all pretty good, and I liked the direction they took. I was really disappointed that none of the characters were really developed, they just seemed to come out of nowhere. It didn't make sense to me that all of these people had such little backstory, and that the movie only touched on their lives. I thought it was the lack of development that hurt the movie, and not the acting. I was really disappointed with the ending, and thought it was a bit of a let down. I think the movie could have been better, but I enjoyed it. I hope the DVD comes out soon.

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Jesse Ruiz

I saw this film as part of a festival at the end of last year. The film had a good performance by all the actors in it. The story was decent, it was a bit predictable, but I didn't find the film boring. The story of course centers around the relationship between a woman and a man. I think the main problem with the film is that it goes on too long. The film could've been shorter. Also the first half is so slow and boring that I didn't really care about any of the characters in the second half. It felt like the characters were moving on the plot at a snail's pace. I also felt that the music score was not the best. I felt like the music was distracting and maybe that was the point, but it didn't work for me. The film is directed very well and has some very interesting scenes. The film also had a good performance from Hugh Grant. Overall the film is a good film and I'd recommend it. 7/10

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John Sayles has created an excellent film, which I have seen and loved, and then have watched again and again. The film is a mockumentary of sorts, where the characters (the audience) witness and observe various things happening, such as a violent death, a joke that goes horribly wrong, and so on. It is a moving and engaging film. The characters are wonderfully played and the acting, whether in the lead or supporting roles, is excellent. For the actors, this film is an important stepping stone in their careers. I really enjoyed watching this film, and I was not disappointed. It's not a film for everyone. But for those who like a good laugh, a good plot, a good character study, and a funny film, this is a film you should definitely see.

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Sean Bryant

This is one of those films that make you feel like you've seen something different that you haven't. The premise is simple. A woman is sent to prison for a crime she did not commit. A few years later, she escapes and turns up in the countryside, where she lives with a creepy old man who treats her like a living thing. The plot is about as well-structured as the woman's life. She gets in trouble with the law and ends up in jail, and she escapes again. Her escape is caught by the local sheriff and his posse, and she is recaptured. So she is in prison again, and we can just guess how this story will play out. The first time around, it was a good movie. The second time, it's not very good. This time, it's not as good. It's the story of the woman and her escape that is a major problem. As a matter of fact, there are only two escape scenes, and they are both pretty boring. The other problem is the second time she is captured by the sheriff's posse, he doesn't make any real effort to save her, and just lets her go. He doesn't even bother to ask her questions, and just lets her go. That's the worst part of the movie. I'm not sure if the first escape was supposed to be this way, or if the producers just didn't want to spend the extra time and money on that scene. They could have used some more suspense. Then there are the scenes with the old man. The old man is the one who actually has a character. He is very, very creepy, and there are times when you want to kick his ass. But the camera never lets you see him act, and there are times when you just want to turn away. I think the film makers wanted to make this a psychological thriller, but the result is that the viewer never really feels anything for the character. There are a few things in the story that are funny, like the old man and the woman. But it's really not funny, and it's not funny when you know it's supposed to be. You want to laugh, but you don't. This is just a bad movie. But the film does have some good points. The music is great, the photography is good, the acting is okay, and the story is interesting. If you're a fan of Hitchcock or his films, this will probably be interesting to you. If not, this is not going to change your mind.

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Crystal Torres

The same character that played Michael Myers in the 1980s and 90s, Michael Myers plays a younger version of himself in this film, the most recent Myers incarnation. The film is quite dark in tone, and it is difficult to watch due to the dark lighting used throughout. Some people might not like the film due to the tone, but I think the film is a nice drama about a young man who is struggling with his own demons. The film is filmed in a documentary style, with plenty of black and white film stock throughout, making it seem like you are watching a documentary of a horror movie. The music is also used to darken the atmosphere, giving the film a creepy feel. The film is really dark, and it does work well. Some parts of the film are quite disturbing, and the ending scene is also quite disturbing. Overall, the film is a good drama, and it is a shame the ending scene is not used for the film's full potential. It would have made the film much more effective.

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Although I have never seen the film before, I had seen the trailer, and I am glad to say I enjoyed it. It was entertaining, especially when the fact that Katherine Hepburn was going through a major depression. I was glad to see that the film was faithful to the book, and also because I didn't know anything about the book. If you are a fan of the book, then I recommend this film, but if you haven't read the book, then I recommend that you give it a chance. It is a good, dark film. I am glad that it was successful in the box office. However, I am not so sure it was a success in the theaters, as I have never been a fan of the theatre.

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Mark R.

I'm no fan of either Hoffman or Birdy, but this film works very well. The performances are good and the story is intriguing. The theme of a small town struggling with alcoholism, with people running away from problems, is a bit far fetched but there are some good performances from all of the players. It's a bit slow at times but it works well for what it is. It's the sort of film you can watch again and again.

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Pamela H.

The writer/director of this movie is Alistair Corbett and this is his first film. The film follows a pretty standard story of the outsider who comes to the society and tries to help the people, and eventually becomes friends with the powerful leader. We've seen this before in different ways, but this is different because the outsider has a girlfriend who works at the theatre, a film director, and a group of ordinary people who live in a fancy house, but they seem to be wealthy. The girl is very beautiful, and the director is one of the richest people in town. The film starts off in the midst of a power struggle in the town, and you have to admire the camera work and editing, as it's very much in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock. But, the problem is that the film isn't very interesting, and it's pretty predictable. There's a lot of talk, a lot of action, and it's all in French. There are some very good songs in the film, but they aren't really memorable. Overall, the film isn't bad, but I wasn't really impressed by it.

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A great movie, because it was shot with an almost low budget, but at the same time a well thought out plot. It makes you think and your mind and also makes you laugh. It's the kind of movie that doesn't need anything else to be watch. It's a lot like The Godfather, where you just need to see the movie. There's not much of a story, but it has a lot of emotions. I don't know if you can really say it's "great", but I think it's a very well made movie, and that's what makes it a movie to watch. It's a classic. There are a lot of classics in the world. This is one of them.

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Dorothy Burke

This was a fairly good film that could have been much better. The actors were great, especially the two leads. I thought the film was too slow, and I couldn't help but think that it would have been a better film if the director had done a little bit more to get the film going. I liked the movie overall, but the slow pacing would have been better suited for a larger budget film. I would definitely recommend this film to people who enjoy a good drama. I'd give it a 7/10.

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Philip Wagner

I watched this movie recently and I was very impressed with the acting and the story, especially since the movie is about a group of elderly ladies, played by Nastassja Kinski and Jessica Lange, who decided to re-live their life and also teach the young ladies about the importance of giving and caring for others. The movie focuses on a group of ladies (played by Kinski and Lange) who travel to a Florida beach and try to re-live their lives. While they are there, they encounter many things that make them realize how valuable life is. Overall, I enjoyed this movie and it was quite well acted, with some nice humor and a story that was touching at times. I give the movie a 7/10.

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Amanda Keller

Being a huge fan of Dylan and Robert, this movie did not make much sense to me. I kept wondering why they both were playing in this film. The film starts out like it is going to be a concert film but then just veers off into it's own life. It seems that Bob had to get into his old neighborhood and it was during this time that the two men meet. I'm not going to say what happened next, but it was a good movie but I still have a problem with the story.

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Donald R.

I had high hopes for this film, but it just wasn't quite there. There were some good scenes, such as the ending, but other parts were a bit lackluster. One scene in particular had a character say "I'm not scared of cats" in the background, and it's never really explained why. It's also not clear what the cat's motivation is, other than to chase the protagonist. I guess I can understand this in a context where the cat is a surrogate, and it's simply trying to get the protagonist to find happiness. But I think it would have been more convincing if the cat had a specific purpose, and the protagonist was not a man who was blind to cats' existence, and just adopted a cat because it's cute. It's not that I'm a cat lover, but I would rather have the cat as a friend than as a companion. That would be more meaningful. The film is definitely worth watching, but it's not quite perfect.