Soon, dancing and fun lead to more difficult choices, as the Nazis begin tightening their grip on The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawfordis depicted. In the s and s Frank Sinatra was the head of the infamous "Rat Pack". He, Sammy Davis Jr. Sinatra helps John F. Kennedy get elected in with a little help from Giancana. Lawford, married to a Kennedy, is an unhappy go-between.
Davis is fighting racism and insecurity. I missed this on HBO and was delighted to pick it up recently. With the possible exception of Ray Liotta, the physical casting was truly well done. Liotta plays Sinatra reminiscing towards the end of his life about his golden years, his old friends in the 'Rat Pack' and his aspirations to be loved universally by helping John F Kennedy into power.
What made this stand out for me is not only the wonderful recreations of the legendary on stage horseplay the Rat Pack indulged in, but also some of The Way You Look Tonight - The Rat Pack - The Rat Pack (CD) private agonies, particularly those of Sammy Davies Junior, in another superb performance by Don Cheadle, who is given his own solo spectacular scene in a face off against the Ku Klux Klan. The Kennedy The Way You Look Tonight - The Rat Pack - The Rat Pack (CD) Lawford association is also covered in some depth, and the Sinatra character is well rounded - we feel for him much of the time, but his personality is far from sugar coated.
As a film character, he is compelling, although Ray Liotta makes little attempt to emulate Sinatra in voice or mannerisms. Joe Mantegna IS Dean Martin physically, and this helps the authenticity of the piece, but he is sadly underwritten, Gone is the hell raiser and womaniser of legend. In his place is a laconic 'Fonz', smooth with the ladies, but sleeping alone.
William Petersen nails Kennedy in spite of physical differences, and the scenes with him and Sinatra seem consistent with their characters. Ava Gardner also makes a brief appearance in the form of Debra Kara Unger. Aside from the unusual casting of it's lead Aidan Quinn would have been a much more realistic choicemy only real gripe is how suddenly it all ends, while you wait for a proper conclusion.
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