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By usherettte
Written June 26, 2015
The acting was amazing but to fully understand the story you need to be a Brit. There was a lot of historical, political references and inside jokes. The theater where I saw this needs a new sound system. I couldn't hear the first half of the movie. I asked for a listening device but it wasn't any help. The second act was louder and much better. (Maybe other people complained.)
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The Audience

By luvscava
Written June 26, 2015
This is a beautifully written play, & Helen Mirren once again gave a tour-de-force performance as Queen Eliz. II. All the supporting cast members were excellent, too. Though this play is a work of imagination, I was left wondering more than ever what Elizabeth is really like as a human being. As Americans, we have no contact with her, & can know about her only via the news & gossip media. She is shown here as having very strong personal opinions about many issues of the day but must keep them to herself as she is only a figurehead & her involvement in government has been reduced simply to formalities. I did enjoy the featurette on the costumes worn by the actors, & also the interview with Mirren afterward. I wish I'd been able to see this play as it was presented in the theater--live--& thus have been a participant in the audience reactions Mirren described in the interview. Delightful experience, let's have more of this type of film!
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She's done it again!

By srube
Written June 26, 2015
Helen Mirren is extraordinary, showing a much broader range and insight into the Queen than she did in The Queen. Essentially, it's a series of wonderfully acted playlets, and the accompanying small features only heighten the appreciation of this beautiful play. Take advantage of any opportunity to see it!
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NT LIVE: THE AUDIENCE

By lyndacacia
Written June 26, 2015
It was excellent. It takes a little bit getting used to. It is not a film, yet it is. It is a play, yet not. The camera focuses on the character speaking whereas in realtime the audience would be able to see all characters at once and judge expressions better. It was certainly better than a screen adaptation of a play. The acting was superb. It was a real treat to see Helen Mirren in the role that she created.
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The Audience

By rrypinski
Written June 28, 2015
The film was magnificent. The acting was so believable it wasn't "acting" I do wish there had been a background presentation on each of the prime ministers. 5+ stars. Fandango and the Sacramento Tower Theater performs a great service. Richard Rypinski
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