Taking Issue With The Post's Story on Michelle Pfeiffer

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Poor Michelle Pfeiffer. She's had some bad luck in her career, and it has revisited her in the form of Dan Zak, assigned to write her profile for The Post ["She's Pfine, Thanks," Style & Arts, June 28]. I can't be counted among the Pfeiffer true believers, but even I know that it is impossible for anyone to write an overview of her career without mention of her brilliant performance in "The Age of Innocence."

Had the reporter not been so pfocused on being pfunny, he might have saved some room in the article for substance. He had this reader asking if the piece was about Pfeiffer or about him. Pfeiffer has my sympathy and respect for having graciously endured the interview by a reporter who was in over his head, ill-prepared and rude.

-- Nancy R. Mitchell

Bethesda

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I'm not an expert on language, but I'm an angry reader after seeing the caption under Michelle Pfeiffer's picture in the June 26 On Screen section: "A aging courtesan (Michelle Pfeiffer) falls in love with a younger man (Rupert Friend) in 'Cheri.' "


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