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Bright Star

Bright Star
  • 2009
  • France/Australia/UK
  • 118 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jane Campion
  • Written by: Jane Campion
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox, Thomas Sangster
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This fictionalised account of poet John Keats' love affair with Fanny Brawne is a disappointingly bland effort from Jane Campion, whose beautiful imagery and deference to the work of her subject cannot hide a lack of substance and the non-existence of any jot of chemistry between the two lead actors.

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Bright Star

30 Oct 20092 stars

(PG) 118min The thin line between pretentiousness and romantic poetry is not very well trodden in Jane Campion’s luscious looking fictionalised account of poet John Keats’ love affair with Fanny Brawne. The movie takes its title from one of the…

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