iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview, buy, or rent movies, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Iris

  R HD Closed Captioning

Richard Eyre

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.

Plot Summary

Here’s the powerful true story based on John Bayley’s novels that earned Jim Broadbent an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor* and Academy Award Nominations* for Best Actress Judi Dench and Best Supporting Actress Kate Winslet! Judi Dench (Shakespeare In Love) and Kate Winslet (Titanic) bring to the screen one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century, celebrated English author Iris Murdoch. As told by her unlikely soulmate, husband John Bayley, Iris first became known as a brilliant young scholar at Oxford whose boundless spirit dazzled those around her. Then, during a remarkable career as a novelist and philosopher, she continued to prove herself a woman ahead of her time. Even in later life, as age and illness robbed Iris of her remarkable gifts, nothing could diminish her immense influence or weaken the bond with her devoted husband.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

79%
  • Reviews Counted: 109
  • Fresh: 86
  • Rotten: 23
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: ...the results are tender, unflinching, raw and wonderful. – Paul Clinton (CNN.com), CNN.com, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The performances are the raison d'etre... – Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: There are not two, but four sterling performances here. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: For a movie whose subject is the decline and fall of a towering intellect, there's precious little to think about here. – Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, Jun 24, 2010

Read More About This Movie On Rotten Tomatoes