Saving Grace

By Gerald Aaron, July 11, 2008


Julianne Moore’s compelling portrait of the social climber Barbara Daly, who married Bakelite heir Brooks Bakeland, adds considerable impact to this true-life story of decadence, incest and murder. The melodramatic screenplay stages the story in six, sometimes disjointed, “acts”, but it says much for the control exerted by director Tom Kalin that the film still grips hard.

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