About the Film
Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.
Boring and far to long yes there is good acting and the scenery is breathtaking at times but the film doesn't get you engaged with its main character enough. A good attempt at a subject matter that is not going to be everyone's taste but as stated to long.
I felt uncomfortable and bored throughout the film. Aside from a few impressive scenes, depicting the inspiration for his works, it was a horrible experience.
its one of those films that to really enjoy completely, you need to do a bit of research beforehand. The film itself is a work of art. It is funny and a total joy.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2014
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