From Academy Award® winning writer/director Jane Campion (Best Original Screenplay, The Piano, 1993) comes an extraordinary film based on the true story of undying love between renowned poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw, The International) and his spirited muse Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish, Stop-Loss). In the wilds of 19th century England, a forbidden passion draws the two lovers ever closer, even as fate conspires to tear them apart. Bright Star takes you to a world where, though life may be fleeting, great art and great love last forever. Let this sparkling gem of romance illuminate your heart.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
266 Ratings
266 Ratings

83% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.3/10
  • Fresh 139
  • Rotten 29

Critics Consensus: Jane Campion's direction is as refined as her screenplay, and she gets the most out of her cast -- especially Abbie Cornish -- in this understated period drama.

12+ COMMON SENSE

Romantic, moving film unlikely to interest tweens.

Information

Studio
Sony Pictures
Genre
Romance
Released
Copyright
© 2009 Pathe Productions Limited, Screen Australia, British Broadcasting Corporation, UK Film Council

Languages

Primary
English (United Kingdom) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English

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