Cat is a long play and the actress often rushes her lines and swallows Tennessee's dialogue. She is attractive, in and out of her slip, but hardly erotic. Strange, for a young woman so well-known for her allure.
Scarlett Johansson's voluptuous draw had the theater packed with 20-somethings clamoring to share airspace with the star, and none seemed to be prepared to absorb Tennessee Williams' cruel truths, a perfect blindside that any writer drools over. The poor bastards never knew what hit them.
It's an unusual Cat on a Hot Tin Roof when Big Daddy is the one standout. Tennessee Williams' bourbon-soaked drama about family, homosexuality and mendacity is powerful, but this Cat has been declawed.