Some Like It Hot by ProQuest


Meyer has done a skillful job of rendering the Roth book as a chamber drama for five characters (Kepesh, his two lovers, his best friend, and his son), but while he writes Caroline as mettlesome, spiky, and by turns gracious and demanding, Consuela comes across as too muted, too much the fulfillment of a male's dream. In Barcelona (city of eternal vacation) two American tourists-the soon-to-bemarried Vicky (Rebecca Hall), working on a doctoral dissertation, and the perpetually wavering Cristina (Scarlett Johansson), a frustrated artist-are approached by a well-regarded and sybaritic painter, Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem, as sleepily confident here in the role of a lothario as he was as a killing machine in No Country for Old Men) to take part in a three-way tryst with him.

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