Mike Nichols’ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? would be as controversial today as it was when realized in 1966. Its honest look at marital problems, anger issues and alcohol abuse were shocking for its time and remain raw even today. The performances are stunning as the cast of four play off of each other brilliantly in a fascinating game of psychological cat-and-mouse.
Among the takeaways from this movie are:
- When internal rage becomes external it is highly volatile and destructive
- Don’t use others to deal with your issues
- Anger and drugs and/or alcohol don’t mix