Sight and Sound - 03/01/1998
"...A ruthless unsentimentality and political bite which few recent British period films have fully achieved..."
USA Today - 04/03/1998
"...[The film] finesses a tricky structure..."
Film Comment - 11/01/1997
"...Remarkable delicacy and tenderness..."
New York Times - 02/20/1998
"...Elegantly wrought and reflective....It is Vanessa Redgrave's marvelous performance as the aging, soul-searching Clarissa that gives the film its grandeur..."
Box Office - 02/01/1998
"...Satisfying....The movie truly comes together..."
Premiere - 03/01/1998
"...The real glue here is Redgrave, who is incandescent..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/06/1998
"...Redgrave's performance steers us through, and by the end we understand with complete, final clarity what the story was about..."
This is the critically-acclaimed adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel of the same name. It's a lovely summer day and Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for an elaborate party. During the day of her party, she remembers another summer in the past, when she was a beautiful, vivacious and much-courted young woman. Her preparations are interrupted however, by the unexpected arrival of a former suitor from that long-ago summer - a once-dashing man she thought she would marry but ultimately rejected. As the day of the party unfolds, Mrs. Dalloway's life also becomes strangely intertwined with a young man she never meets, but whose tragic fate strikes a chord of truth, deep in her soul, that she cannot deny.