Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Helmut Berger and Keith Baxter
9.5 out of 10 / A
REGION CODE: 0
Region All / Free DVD-R (playable worldwide)
Ash Wednesday is a jolting tearjerker about middle-age marital trauma, compounded by the superficial and spiritual uplift of cosmetic surgery. Elizabeth Taylor stars as the fiftyish wife of Henry Fonda, and Helmut Berger is featured as her brief Italian resort affair after the beautification process has restored her surface charm. Taylor, fashionably gowned and bejeweled, carries the film almost single-handedly. Fonda is excellent in his climatic appearance, an usually superb casting idea.