See it if I cannot come up with a really good reason to see it. Thurman should stick to movies; not a good stage actor.
Don't see it if It was not very good, bad directing, bad script and not good acting. Do not waste your money seeing this one!
See it if you want to witness a muddled mess. The script is idiotic w/no redemption except a handsome set and a beautiful Uma (but her role is awful).
Don't see it if you demand any coherence. TPW is insulting to both Reps and Dems. Stupid drivel. Why did Uma agree to star? And who dressed her (terribly)?
See it if you like a political drama with a few twists. Plot involves actual political figures which will make this a dated play in a hurry.
Don't see it if you are a Trump fan.Like the Portuguese Kid very nasty remarks re Trump and his supporters are made. Read more
See it if Its not fast moving, but sometime you laugh and it was ok
Don't see it if Its slow and alot of sitting down talking in the show.
See it if you are a fan of "HOUSE OF CARDS" or a fan of celebrity casting. If you're not a fan of the current admin., you'll revel in the barb-lobbing
Don't see it if if you are a fervent supporter of the current administration. Stage acting is your thing. Can't take the barb-lobbing leveled at YOU.
See it if you want to see what happens when a script that could be an interesting drama gets directed and performed like a sitcom.
Don't see it if you don't want to see terrible acting and some really confounding direction.
See it if you like political banter and humor; you're interested in the seedy side of politics in social settings; Thurman holds her own in her debut.
Don't see it if you want more than a superficial, heavy handed take on politics today. Trump jokes are fun and abundant but they get tired quickly.
See it if You want to see a great all-around play. Everything about this production is well above average.
Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing a comedic look at politics in the present day Read more
"A collection of every cozy cliché to be mined from the deep catalog of stories about powerful intrigues and human deceit...The setups are unlikely, the payoffs banal. Call it 'Dangerless Liaisons'...Things we need to know are posted baldly in dialogue like a weird Tinder profile. But then nothing in this play — not one line or ginned-up plot turn — feels real. That some of the cast members nevertheless do feel real is a tribute to the great mystery of stage performance."
"Willimon seems stymied by his project. A political thriller stuffed into a sex comedy’s dress, the play bulges in all the wrong places. To be fair, it is hard to assess 'The Parisian Woman' on the basis of Pam MacKinnon’s enervated Broadway production...Thurman is a milky dud. She has no chemistry with either the waxy Lucas or any of the other actors; it’s like watching people try to snap their fingers with wet hands...The play totters idly forward without finding sure footing."
"In attempting to walk the line between classic sexual intrigue and contemporary political resonance, 'The Parisian Woman' falls flat on both counts, delivering yet another lamely apologetic, latently self-satisfied slog through the worldview of an ostensibly liberal white dude...Thurman and her castmates are battling their way through dialogue that feels surprisingly monotonous and frequently stilted...A dull complacency weighs down the whole play."
"Why does the play have such trouble finding its angle on the enraging political scene? Despite being self-knowingly au courant, 'The Parisian Woman' feels as creaky as an old boulevard entertainment...While the play informs us of Chloe’s allure, it’s not much in evidence...If people are drawn to Chloe, it’s not because Thurman has injected her with charisma...Thurman is a blank, swanning and sighing as if impersonating the leading lady of an old drawing-room comedy."
"Thurman attacks the part like she's doing bad Noel Coward in regional repertory theater....This is a play with an identity crisis, exacerbated by MacKinnon's incongruously stylized scene changes...Visually, these fussy interludes make no sense, beyond echoing the confusion of a work that can't decide if it's a sly political thriller about our alarming reality or a conventional drawing-room comedy about no credible reality at all."
"Unfortunately, Willimon brings none of his shrewd insight into the political machine to the stage here...They’re amusing enough, but don’t offer any more insight than a five-minute scroll through Twitter would, and it quickly starts to feel stale and cliché. Likewise, Thurman’s Chloe feels uninspired, and the actress doesn’t slip smoothly into the role...Still, the show has its pleasures: Soo is wonderful...And some of Willimon’s lines are deliciously funny."
"Entrusting this captivating character to a star from another artistic solar system proves an unkindness to both character and star...It gives no pleasure to watch the star struggling to keep up with Chloe...Willimon has updated his play to reflect players in the current administration....But he fails to draw on any of the many issues bedeviling the president, missing his chance to turn this mannered trifle into a substantive political drama."
"A weightlessly slick piece of politics-flavored confectionery...It bored me to the point of squirming in my seat, packed as it is with boo-hiss-cheer lines so predictable that I caught myself mouthing some of the comebacks a half-beat ahead of the actors. As for Thurman, her performance is technically competent but devoid of the red-hot star quality...MacKinnon is famously good at staging naturalistic dramas, and has done her best to disguise the limitations of the star and script."