The kineticism and speed of the whole picture has the same kind of effect as its central drink. "Women on the Verge" leaves you confused, woozy, and entirely contented.
The disc's study of the Actor's Studio technique loops back around: It's not just a record of what "the method" could achieve in the frame, but also a record of what it could achieve for the people behind it.
This is a definitive presentation of one of the defining American comedies-and it's one of the rare "special edition" releases that lives up to the pedigree of the film it's presenting.
Peck may not give this movie sex appeal, but he does give it doubt. And that's where its finest drama comes from -- not from the tragedies and triumphs that precede the close-ups, but from the acting happening inside them.
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