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Bright Star (2009)



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3.5 out of 10 Slow but Beautiful.
martha from Waterford, 30 Jul 2010
I really feel like Campion has a deep understanding of the poet, and his poetry. I just can't reconcile myself with the story. Maybe I am expecting too many fireworks from a 19th century observation of a very private love. Maybe I am expecting too much from the casting. I just couldn't understand the character of Ms. Brawne, or her love for Keats. Much less his love for her. Neither were very charismatic characters. Just quiet, unassuming people too afraid to openly love. All that aside, the
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4 out of 10 Bright Star burns slowly but with great intensity
Brian from Westmeath, 22 Apr 2010
This is a beautifully constructed Jane Campion movie with thoughtful use of characters and nature to create texture and layers. Very fine performances from all main characters. It's slow and purposeful, so might not suit all, but for those willing to slow down and invest the time the reward is well worth it. The film tells the bitter sweet and tragic romance of romantic poet John Keats with the great love of his life and his Bright Star of the movie's title. Ben Whishaw is engrossing as Keats an
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4.5 out of 10 Well directed and acted
stephen from Kerry, 11 Nov 2010
I do like period dramas anyway so was looking forward to this. I know nothing of John Keats but I thought the film was very well directed and very well acted. I thought that the characters were well rounded out and apart from it being a sad story at the end I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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4 out of 10 A great understanding of the poet Keats
Tasneem from Dublin, 07 Jul 2010
I found that this movie started off slow but by the end it unfolds beautifully leaving a wonderful account of the poet Keats even if you are new to this poets works as I was it introduces you to him in a memorable and breathtaking account
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2.5 out of 10 Not so Bright Star
Jimmy from Dublin, 30 Oct 2010
I really enjoyed the Piano, so Bright Star promised a similar scernio -Voctorian romance - but not to be for me! I thought the plot too shallow (and pretentious) and the charactors too cokooned to merge.
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What's it about....
London 1818: a secret love affair begins between 23 year old English poet, John Keats, and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, an outspoken student of fashion. This unlikely pair started at odds; he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general. It was the illness of Keats's younger brother that drew them together. Keats was touched by Fanny's efforts to help and agreed to teach her poetry. By the time Fanny's alarmed mother and Keats's best friend Brown...

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