Such unvarnished compassion is as rare in movies as it is in real life.
She stayed, briefly played peacemaker, and then let rip with a now infamous speech, in which she gave her unvarnished opinion of all her fellow celebrities.
One of the first aspects you can see upon arriving at the hostel is the raw, unvarnished timber that composes the various structures that speckle the area.
Another target of the conservatives is the CIA director, a professional without a national constituency, who provides unvarnished information to the president.
Yet the face-to-face confrontations - scowls, barbs and factual misstatements included - provide Americans their most unvarnished glimpses at the man they will elect commander in chief.
Because ultimately, the Scot is one of those unvarnished antagonists, a man whose endeavours have brought him a decent reward, but nothing more than you would expect for a rider prepared to risk being mangled and maimed by machinery.
Reports of a nation humiliated because it has been reduced to choosing between a crook clinging to office and an unvarnished fascist are everywhere.
Awareness of the smooth page clouds the difference between varnished and unvarnished oil paint, between opaque and transparent watercolour.
Still, it offers a glimpse of Canada's (and particularly Edmonton's) unvarnished , mohawked past.
They want plain, unvarnished statements from the government, not the latest output from the Merrion Street spin machine.