AdamPerkes' Rating of The Children's Hour

Adam's Review of The Children's Hour

10 years ago via Flixster
The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour(1961)

One of the most fearless films I've ever seen. Going into this I assumed that the lesbian themes would be watered down, but they just go at it head-on without any hesitation. I can't imagine how this must have shocked people back in the day. The acting is phenomenal and I loved seeing my beloved Audrey in an honest-to-goodness dramatic role. No ribbons, bows, or Tiffany's here, this is gritty and human and genuine.Shirley MacLaine, another one of my favorites, is remarkable as a silently tortured woman. You can see the pain in her eyes during the most downplayed moments. I recommend this film to anyone looking for a solid, timeless drama. I really feel it hasn't aged a bit.