Victoria Jelinek


Bright Star
July 21, 2010, 2:18 pm
Filed under: Published film reviews | Tags: , , ,

If you’re in the mood for a love story that leaves you both devastated and uplifted, then BRIGHT STAR is the movie for you.

London 1818. Fledgling poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw, LAYER CAKE) meets neighbour Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish, CANDY) and they fall intensely in love, much to the irritation of Keats’ best friend (Paul Schneider, ELIZABETHTOWN), who schemes to break them up – but it’s a more daunting opponent that kills their relationship in the end.

Similar to her most famous film THE PIANO, Writer/Director Jane Campion tells us that it’s through the unlikely pairing of Fanny and Keats that the passion in his poetry is exposed.

This isn’t a creaky costume drama or Keats from a dusty old book – this is a buxom and touching ode to love.

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