It works very well. She also sings it later, which I think makes it even more poignant- at this point in the movie, she has lived a truly horror-filled life, in the play, she sings it so much earlier, so it makes sense she isn't quite so angry and pissed, though I agree it is too pretty of a song for what its meaning is. Well, like I said- I was set for him to ruin the show for me, so I was happy he didn't. And HBC could act circles around most people. Besides- it was in character He's the lazy innkeeper, his wife does all the real work As for the conversation about poor direction choices- the camera work for Gatsby looks horrendous. Very Moulin Rouge like (which makes sense, same director). It did inspire me to re-read the book though, as I don't remember anything I saw in the preview being in the book. Just that the book was so boring, but I was also in high school.