It is always exciting to see particular books made into a movie; however, sometimes we are somewhat disappointed in the result. Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House is both original and suspenseful throughout. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the 1973 film version, directed by Joseph Losey and starring Jane Fonda. While the book was interesting to read and perhaps what one could call "a page turner," I spent much of the movie only awaiting its ending.
The characters in the story were each very different from one another, both in their thinking and their personalities; and this factor is what really fueled the intrigue of the book. Furthermore, the manner in which Ibsen wrote the book made it as simple to understand as the characters themselves. Unfortunately, it seems that the film version demanded simply too much presence and difference in each of these characters. During much of the movie I found myself rolling my eyes at Nora, not because of her ignorance and childish manner; that is simply the nature of the character. It was more the overacting, overexcited manner in which Jane Fonda portrayed this character that made me feel as if the book was not being done justice.