Reviews have been coming in for Anna D. Shapiro’s revival of “Of Mice and Men“, which opened this week in New York starring James Franco. Many of them, like this review from Variety, which called it “emotionally devastating” and “flawless, beautifully acted” have been great. Others, like this one from the New York Times were…not so great:
Though Mr. Franco musters a single, perfect tear for the play’s tragic climax, I only came close to shedding one. That was in the first act, when a dog (a real one) is led offstage to be shot because it stinks. That dog seemed to have true fear and bewilderment in its eyes. It felt, well, human, in a way none of the people did, and my heart sank when I knew it wouldn’t be coming back.
Franco did not take kindly to the review, sharing his thoughts on Instagram in a post that has since been edited, but was screen-grabbed here via Vulture.
The “little bitch” comment was bad enough, but saying he should be working for Gawker? That’s just over the line.