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5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8

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  1. Jul 21, 2011
    0
    This had to be one of the worse movies ive seen in a long time. It was literaly painful to set through. Tha script was obviously shelved for a reason. Also, I hate to trash the girl but Bryce is one of the worse actresses out there. I use to follow her career but shes proven over and over, she has nothing. Shame to because she seems like a sweet girl...but then again...remember her dad
  2. Sep 9, 2010
    0
    This had to be one of the worse movies ive seen in a long time. It was literaly painful to set through. Tha script was obviously shelved for a reason. Also, I hate to trash the girl but Bryce is one of the worse actresses out there. I use to follow her career but shes proven over and over, she has nothing. Shame to because she seems like a sweet girl...but then again...remember her daddy excelled behind the camera instead of in front of it Expand
  3. Dec 31, 2011
    10
    My DVR recorded this movie because it was triggered by the keyword "Tennessee Williams." Watching it really highlighted what a great writer of dialogue and inner conflict he was--mainly because Chris Evans and especially Bryce Dallas Howard completely failed their material. The film is beautiful to look it, but it comes across as an undeservingly big-budget high school production. Howard misses every nuance of her character and just plunks out her lines in a half-attempted drawl, apparently without thinking about what they mean. If this was your first Williams production, then be sure to go back and watch the truly disturbing (if melodramatic) "Suddenly, Last Summer" or the standbys "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" or "A Streetcar Named Desire." Who underwrote this movie, anyway? Horrible. Expand
  4. Jul 5, 2014
    8
    It's powerful drama. People who dislikes the movie, I think they just didn't get it. It's just there's the lack in describe the background issue of each characters. I mean, they're all talking about they're own past stories but never real telling us the real whole story, so I knew it's all about the present problem as the title of the movie, but for certain time, I got confused. But, recommended? #yes. Expand
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. The story is a sketchy, dramatically muddled rumination on familiar Williams themes about the Old South and its brave, beautiful, rebellion women always on the brink of love, suicide or madness.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    The fragrant aroma of magnolias is undercut by the distinct smell of mothballs throughoutThe Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, an admirably earnest but curiously flat attempt to film a long-unproduced scenario by Tennessee Williams.
  3. If Markell's instincts for script exhumation are questionable, she's the victim of even worse timing: Who thought releasing her film 10 days after Liv Ullmann and Cate Blanchett's praised-to-the-high-heavens "A Streetcar Named Desire" closed was a good idea?