Written April 14, 2009
Edward Albee's scorchingly brilliant play WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? - about the near exorcism of modern marriage is brought to staggeringly vivid life by first-time director Mike Nichols. His dream of a cast starring real-life on the rocks duo Burton and Taylor playing the eponymous George and Martha who invite late night guests Nick and Honey (George Segal and the always fascinating Sandy Dennis) over for some life-altering "fun & games" to get at "the meat of things". Moody black and white photography, plaintive score and deep focus art direction enhance this blisteringly riveting drama. If you haven't seen this amazing film adaptation of a true American classic, run out now and rent it!!!