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Johnathan McClain and Betty White - Johnathan McClain, New York City, USA - at Betty White's 89th birthday party at Le Cirque. Tuesday 18th January 2011

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George Segal, Betty White and Johnathan Mcclain
Johnathan Mcclain and Betty White
George Segal, Betty White and Johnathan Mcclain
Johnathan Mcclain and Betty White
George Segal, Betty White and Johnathan Mcclain

Johnathan McClain Monday 10th January 2011 TV Land's Hot In Cleveland / Retired At 35 Premiere Party held at the Sunset Tower Hotel West Hollywood, California

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Far From Heaven Review


Excellent

An extraordinary homage to, and deconstruction of, Douglas Sirk's melodramas of the 1950s, "Far from Heaven" is a layer cake of potent emotion, puritanical taboo, composed anguish, and forbidden affections festering below the idealistic facade of an Eisenhower-era New England family.

Operating on three levels at once while giving each a rich, resonant texture, writer-director Todd Haynes ("Safe," "Velvet Goldmine") ensnares the audience in the idyllic Technicolor fiction of the period in which it takes place -- right down to the sweeping, cursive title credits so corny they get a laugh. He plumbs the highly sensitive, highly secretive true hearts of his characters, who desperately try to plaster over cracks in the perfect-family facade as their lives unravel. But at the same time he discredits the halcyon image of a time that demanded such concealment by exposing its rampant, acute discrimination and its all-consuming importance of keeping up appearances.

Julianne Moore gives an intense, captivating, flawless performance as Cathy Whitaker, a consummate '50s housewife with a seemingly perfect husband named Frank (Dennis Quaid) who is a sales executive for a line of televisions, and two obedient children who never need scolding for infractions any worse than saying "Aw, jeez!" when told it's time for bed.

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