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The VIPs

2 Ratings: 2.0
A movie directed by Anthony Asquith

For elite passengers awaiting London-to-U.S. flights, takeoff can't occur soon enough. But then fog rolls in, grounding air traffic. Over the next fateful night, the jet-setters must face problems and not flee them. First-class stars book passage … see full wiki

Director: Anthony Asquith
Genre: Drama
2 reviews about The VIPs
review by . February 01, 2013
Glitzy but forgettable
The London fog grounds several wealthy passengers who must spend the night in the airport. The unrelated stories involve a wife running off with her lover, a cheap movie mogul, a businessman on the brink of disaster, and an addled Duchess.      Typical of the star-studded movies of its time, this one is all style and no substance. The writing is straight out of a soap opera and Liz Taylor really wallows in the suds. Her star-power can't hide bad acting and her breathy, whiny …
review by . December 29, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
THE V.I.P.'s belongs to a genre of film that is now sadly almost extinct - the star-studded character epic. Playwright Terence Rattigan gave us one of the all-time classics with "Separate Tables"; and in 1963 he wrote the script for this most glamorous movie, quickly assembled as a vehicle for the red-hot couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton at the height of "Cleopatra" mania.    The story revolves around several high-profile travelers, stranded at Heathrow airport when …
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