x Emma Thompson as : Maggie
x Directed by : Kenneth Branagh
x Written by : Scott Frank
x Main cast : Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Andy Garcia, Hannah Schygulla, Robin Williams
x The Story : Mike Church is a Los Angeles private detective who specialises in finding missing persons. He takes on the case of a mystery woman who he calls Grace. She is suffering from amnesia and have no memories of her own. She keeps having nightmares involving the murder of a pianist Margaret, by her husband Roman Strauss in the late 1940's. In an attempt to solve the mystery about these nightmares, Church seeks the help of Madson who is an antiques dealer with the gift of hypnosis. The hypnosis sessions will soon begin to reveal some surprises.
x Takes on Emma :":Wit is incredibly moving and features what is perhaps Thompson's finest performance
----David Nusair @ movie-reviews.colossus.net
" This is
perhaps Thompsonís best performance of her career, and those who know her resume will
understand thatís no small claim. Sheís one of our best actresses working today, so itís a real treat to see her tackle such weighty subject matter. She handles every scene
flawlessly, and itís impossible not to be torn apart by her characterís agony."
----David Cornelius @ amazing-colossal.com
x Emma on Wit: " "Wit" originally started as a stage play in the US written by Margaret Edson. She's a kindergarten teacher but had worked previously in a cancer unit for three years. She took what she observed there and put it into a play which ended up winning the Pulitzer prize. It's amazing considering she's never written before and is not going to write anymore. After winning every plaudit under the sun she went straight back into teaching. Luckily Maggie liked how the film turned out. When I first read the script I'd just had my baby and I thought, "I can't play a cancer patient, I'm the size of a sofa!" but then decided that I had to try it as it. In my view it's one of the best scripts to have come out of America."
----more @ bbc.co.uk