Thompson is an angel in 'America'

  December 5, 2003 at 3:11 PM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via CNN)

The reviews are in, and HBO Films' new $60 million production of Tony Kushner's play Angels in Americaopens in new window appears to have hit the mark. Packed with a stellar cast, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban star Emma Thompsonopens in new window, the adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play "has a way of sticking with you. Love, sexuality, politics, society, religion ... days later, you may find yourself still pondering what it all meant."

From the Associated Press reviewopens in new window:

HBO's Angels in America is a grand achievement, a set of disparate characters and narratives that interlock powerfully. The cast is spectacular, with several of the actors playing multiple roles (fancy, [Meryl] Streep as a wizened old rabbi!). And [director Mike] Nichols channels the whole rambunctious affair into a sleekly told saga.

The Salt Lake City tribune also analyzes the productionopens in new window, concentrating more on the story of how it transformed from a play to a film.

Some photos were picked out earlier this week by The Leaky Cauldronopens in new window:

You can explore the Angels in America official siteopens in new window for more of these pictures. The first part of the movie premieres Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET, and finishes the following week.


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