I wasn’t sure what to expect when I rented “A Streetcar Named Desire”. I didn’t know anything about the story, I just had vague associations about Marlon Brando being a hearthrob. I guess I figured it was some kind of romance, possibly a musical, what with the the goofy name.
What I definitely didn’t expect was this bleak, wrenching, noirish film. Which is not to say that I didn’t like it. I could barely look away. Wow. What an intense movie.