The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2009)

Fisher Willow a headstrong young heiress chafes under the constraints of proper Southern society and rebels by asking the impoverished but handsome son of her father's caretaker, Jimmy Dobyne, to escort her to the major Memphis social… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 30, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2010
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The characters and themes are redolent of earlier and better Williams works, and the story unexpectedly putters out at the end-but seeing it now, you can't help but treasure the simple, lyrical dialogue and sure-handed narrative thrust

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's minor Williams turned minor cinema, but there are nonetheless moments that resonate.

Sean Axmaker

The words drip with affectation (as do the actors) and Jodie Mankell's direction is dipped in southern gothic honey and glazed over with period sprinkles.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

If you are not already familiar with Williams's best plays and film adaptations, this musty magnolia of a movie won't encourage you to seek them out.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The script is half-a-fortune at best, and visually the picture is staid. But you stick with it, because it's Williams and because certainly no one since Williams has written this sort of embroidered dialogue.

Perri Nemiroff

Not even a super-powered Shop-Vac could clean this screenplay of its cobwebs. It's is dated and further flawed by plain old poor filmmaking.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Even though Howard never quite gets it, never quite releases into the role and never quite convinces, she never makes a mistake, either.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It has been filmed in a respectful manner that evokes a touring production of an only moderately successful Broadway play. Understand that, accept it, and the film has its rewards and one performance of great passion.

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Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

A deservedly overlooked Tennessee Williams script set in the 1920s South, its plot makes little sense for contemporary audiences.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Tennessee Williams. Good movie but a little boring for my taste. Great acting from Bryce and Chris. If there is a problem with the movie, it needs a little… More
Jake ....
To be extreamely blunt, this play was never produced and this film has bombed because, quite frankly, it feels very amateurish. It is not masterful or polished.… More
Jim Hunter
An heiress accuses a farmhand, whom she has employed to be her escort, of stealing a diamond earring. This film feels like Tennessee Williams's work from… More
jay nixon
The cast couldn't be better in this production of an unknown Williams play but it is definitely one of his lesser works. Missing from the proceedings are… More
Dean McKenna
This Tennesse Williams period story is strangely delightful and focuses on life in the south in the late 1920s. This is a change of pace and refreshing as a… More
William Dunmyer
"The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond," written by Tennessee Williams, has some extraordinary elements, including a magnetic and rich performance from Bryce… More

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